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Artist Submissions

Artist Submissions

The 2017 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 22-July 1, 2018
Touring Artists - International, USA:  September 1, 2017
Touring Artists - Canada (other than BC): September 10, 2017
BC and Metro Vancouver Artists: December 2, 2017

Canadian touring artists please note that the appropriate Canada Council touring application deadline is September 25, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: The January 25, 2018 deadline for tour funding cannot be applied to June 2018 festival activities, as the notification of results will not be delivered in time to meet 2018 programming deadlines.


If you would like to be considered for our annual Jazz Festival, send us a short note and include a website and links or mp3s to

Unfortunately we cannot respond to every email so please forgive us if we aren’t able get back to you. If we need further information, someone from the programming department will contact you. 

Only those selected will be contacted.  

Offers for touring groups will be sent out during December 2017 and January/February 2018.

Our local program will be offered during March 2018.

**Let us know if you change your contact information, or have any updates to your submission.


Email your submission to:


1. Contact details:  Name & Contact Information: phone / fax / e-mail / web site / mailing address of contact person.

2. A brief synopsis of your music.

3. A press clipping on pdf if available.

4. A list of all group members' names and instruments.

5. A link to your electronic press kit (EPK) if available

6. GST number for band leader

Published CDs can be mailed or dropped off at our office.  Please include your name and contact information along with the name of the band you are submitting under. Submitting hard copy & CD does not preclude the need for an electronic submission.

Attn: Artist Submissions Coastal Jazz & Blues Society 2nd floor, 295 West 7th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9 Canada

Thanks for your interest in Coastal Jazz!

Programming Team
Coastal Jazz & Blues Society                              
2nd Floor, 295 West 7th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC

p: 604-872-5200  ext. 6628 



Due to the high volume of applications to the festival, we are not able to give feedback or the status of applications.  Only successful applicants will be contacted.  

Submission materials will not be returned.

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