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Artist Submissions

Artist Submissions

The 2017 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 22-July 1, 2018
  • Touring Artists - Canada (other than BC): September 15, 2017

  • Touring Artists - International, USA:  October 15, 2017

  • BC and Metro Vancouver Artists: December 1, 2017

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


To be considered for the 2018 Festival, simply send us a short email with your full contact details (including where you reside), and a website link or mp3 to Due to the high volume of submissions, please note we cannot respond to every email individually.

If we need further information, you'll be contacted by email. Please don’t contact us about your submissions via Facebook, Twitter or other social media about festival submission issues.

(We still listen to CDs, so mail us a copy of your disc and a short note if you wish. However please ensure that you send an ONLINE submission as well).

Please note that we receive many more inquiries and submissions than we can program.


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

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.