This year’s lineup includes an eclectic mix of artists hailing from coastal British Columbia:


Mazacote is a hard-hitting world latin party band playing brass soaked tropical dance beats. Inspired by the sounds of Colombia, Mozambique and Nicaragua, they weave driving rhythms and heavy groove with a socially conscious message. 

The band released their 3rd album, Patria, on Justin Time/Nettwerk Music in October 2019.


Featuring award-winning Vancouver musicians Miles Black (piano), Jodi Proznick (bass) and Bill Coon (guitar), Triology is fashioned after the great early jazz trios of Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson.

Their set will feature wonderful arrangements of classic standards, as well as original tunes by the trio members.

Dwyer/Proznick Quintet

Canadian jazz superstars from Vancouver and Vancouver Island collide for a rare and exciting collaboration on old standards and new originals.

This supergroup is comprised of Phil Dwyer (saxophone), Jodi Proznick (bass), Miles Black (piano), Bill Coon (guitar) and Hans Verhoeven (drums) – playing for one gig only at the Shinglemill Pub & Bistro!

Pierre Komen Quartet

Whether you know him from Wunderbread, the Colin James Band, Dave Gogo and the Persuaders, or countless studio/live sessions, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Pierre Komen before!

The Vancouver Island-based tenor saxophonist is back to bring you the first-ever Townsite Jazz Festival performances at the Wildwood Pub.

Miles Black & Walter Martella

Multi-instrumentalists Miles Black and Walter Martella are combining forces for a brand new event at the Wildwood Public House. From original tunes to swingin’ standards, anything can happen! Especially with no fewer than four instruments to choose from!

Student Ensembles

We are thrilled to have high school ensembles from Brooks Secondary (Powell River), Carson Graham Secondary (North Vancouver) and Oak Bay Secondary (Oak Bay) joining us for this year’s festival to learn from the pros and open our nightly concerts. Make sure to arrive a little early to each concert and enjoy a set from one of these fantastic student opening acts!

Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite.