Great jazz, “County”- style

Great jazz, “County”- style
Creative Inspiration

We’re not big, and we’re not in a big city. But real jazz fans seem to like it that way, because when they talk about the best celebrations of jazz in Canada, we’re usually right in the middle of the conversation.

For sixteen years, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, nestled in one of Canada’s emerging and most desirable tourist and wine destinations, has been presenting the world’s best jazz. By the way, that’s all jazz, all the time.

We are proud and passionate about our annual contribution to Canadian culture, thanks to an enthusiastic line-up of dedicated volunteers, loyal advertisers, committed sponsors, and knowledgeable concert-goers who keep coming back. For a decade-and-a-half now, this “little” festival has presented the very top Canadian and international jazz artists for five consecutive days every August. That’s eighty days of highly-acclaimed world-class entertainment in a part of Ontario and Canada that does not have a major urban centre to rely on.

We pay as we go, thanks to loyal and generous sponsors whose commitment to “The County” and to jazz is, quite simply, inspiring. No government grants. No subsidies.

We feel we have a duty to the future of jazz, too. So every year, we try to nurture young jazz musicians through our Rising Young Star Award and the TD Jazz Education Program.

Check us out at www.pecjazz.org and come to the County for our week in August. We promise to provide world-class Canadian and international jazz in a comfortable and restorative place where it was meant to be seen and heard.

About Andy Sparling

Andy Sparling is a journalist, trombonist, bandleader, teacher, and volunteer for Prince Edward County Jazz Festival and Trenton Big Band Festival.