June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
NAC Popular Music and Variety

Canada in Jazz

Music Jazz

Kris Davis, April 30 © Mardok

Audiences are invited to experience the vitality of Canadian Jazz artists Kris Davis and FYEAR, co-presented by the NAC and Canada Council for the Arts, at Germany’s jazzahead!

These concerts will be streamed online from the NAC’s Facebook page and simultaneously streamed by 18 Canadian Jazz festivals on their Facebook pages. As part of an innovative international partnership, the performances will also be streamed by Germany’s jazzahead! and International Jazz Day.

Participating Jazz festivals and presenters: Everyseeker, Festi-Jazz International Rimouski, Guelph Jazz, Halifax Jazz Festival, Jazz Yukon, JazzYYC, Medicine Hat Jazz Festival, OFF Jazz, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Suoni Per Il Popolo, TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Tour de Bras, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Society, Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, Yardbird Suite Jazz.

Upcoming events

Past performances

We approached Maclean’s senior writer, political pundit and Jazz aficionado Paul Wells, and asked him to share five Canadian Jazz artists who are captivating audiences on the international scene. Discover which Jazz artists he chose and learn more about them below!

Listen to the Canada in Jazz playlist on Spotify, co-curated by Paul Wells and the NAC! 

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