April 20 - April 22
The BC Interior Jazz Festival began 40 years ago, under the direction of the late Johnny Deschner, Robin Jarman, and Dr. Doug Graham. The half day festival quickly grew to a day and a half, then two full days. The Festival became a three day event when vocal jazz was added in 1999.
The BC Interior Jazz Festival is organized and operated by volunteers and has extraordinary community support. We have been privileged by the long-term relationship of such corporate sponsors as School District #23, Wentworth Music, Paramount Music, MusicFest Canada, Q-103.1/Power 104fm, Yamaha Canada, Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative, Kelownaevents , eVent!, and the Daily Courier. Gorman Brothers and the Delta Grand Hotel are recent supporters.
Thursday, April 20 – Jazz Bands
Friday, April 21 – Vocal Jazz & Jazz Bands
Saturday, April 22 – Jazz Bands
Jazz Band and Vocal Adjudicated Performances at Kelowna Community Theatre: Daily, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Performances are scheduled every 25 minutes with breaks for lunch and dinner. Participants receive a post-performance analysis and coaching from an adjudicator.
Jazz Band: Greg Yasinitsky
Jazz Combos: Bernie Addington
Vocal Jazz: Janet Warren