August 15 to 20
In 2017, Canada’s 150th year, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival takes special note of an abundance of jazzy milestones with a week-long slate of performances by Canada’s elite musicians. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording – Livery Stable Blues by the Original Dixieland Jass Band. And what a year 1917 was for important birthdays: Ella, Dizzie, Thelonious and Buddy. Featuring Phil Dwyer, Guido Basso, Terry Clarke, Don Thompson, Reg Schwager, the Alex Dean Quartet, Bernie Senensky, Gord Sheard, Drew Jurecka, the Brian Barlow Big Band, Neil Swainson, Heather Bambrick, Sinal Alberto, Luanda Jones, Dave Young, Robi Botos and many more.