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VIJF = Vancouver International Jazz Festival

VIJF Hard Tickets: 

  • VIJF Volunteers receive 2 Hard tickets based on Volunteer Commitment

  • Tickets are Free

VIJF Rush Tickets:

  • Subject to availability for a discounted price, 48 Hours’ notice before show

  • Available for purchase online only

VIJF Nightly Pass Tickets:

  • Ticket information is updated by 5:00 PM Daily, based on VIJF Pass ID Colour in the Nightly Pass Information

  • 2017 VIJF (COLUR TBC) Pass: Venue Level Staff, Artists & Volunteers

  • 2017 VIJF (COLUR TBC) Pass: Staff

  • Tickets are Free and can be claimed at the venue box office when it opens for the show


Hard Tickets for VIJF Volunteers

Each volunteer is entitled to two (2) Hard Tickets to select Jazz Festival performances. Ticket options depend on if you are a 20-Hour Volunteer, 32-Hour Volunteer or a Crew Chief.

  • Less than 20 Hour Volunteers

    • Do not receive any hard tickets

    • Access to VIJF Nightly Pass Access

  • 20 Hour Volunteers

    • Must meet the 20 Hour minimum volunteer hour requirements

    • Marquee Series: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Shows are not accessible

    • Vogue shows are not accessible in pairs

    • Select one (1) ticket per event for The Vogue Series and (1) per event for shows at Performance Works, Ironworks, Christ Church Cathedral or the Roundhouse Performance Centre Weekend Pass; OR

    • Select two (2) tickets per event for shows at Performance Works, Ironworks, Christ Church Cathedral or the Roundhouse Performance Centre Weekend Pass

  • 32 Hour Volunteers & Crew Chiefs

    • Must meet the 32 Hour minimum volunteer hour requirements

    • Priority Volunteer Package Pick Up

    • Select one (1) or two (2) tickets per event for Queen Elizabeth Theatre, The Vogue, Performance Works, Ironworks, Christ Church Cathedral and the Roundhouse Performance Center Weekend Pass

An invitation to the online Ticket Selection Form will be sent via email once your shifts are confirmed if you have over 20 hours. If your shifts are confirmed, and you have not received this yet, please contact volunteers@coastaljazz.ca.

Package Pick-Up Location

Volunteer Centre
on ground level at
295 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9

look for the TD VIJF sign

 Volunteer Rush Tickets

Rush Tickets are tickets to Jazz Festival shows that are made available for purchase at a discounted rate.  Rush Tickets are announced a maximum of 48 hours in advance of the performance.

They are a last minute chance to guarantee yourself a seat at a show.

Rush Tickets are purchased online and must be picked up at the venue box office when Will Call opens.

You must have your TDVIJF Festival ID with you to claim your ticket.


Crew Chiefs

All Crew Chiefs must meet the 32 Hour Minimum Requirement. They also receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate valid towards ticket purchase to certain year-round shows presented by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, after the successful completion of all shifts scheduled.

Festival T-Shirt

All Volunteers receive one (1) Volunteer T-Shirt. Extra T-Shirts may be purchased after the Festival Wrap Party, for $10.00 each at the Coastal Jazz office. Additional Volunteer T-Shirts are subject to availability.

Wrap Party

After the Festival comes to an end, Volunteers are invited to a Volunteers-Only Wrap Party with free food, drinks, music and fun!


  • Volunteers receive a 10% VIP discount card to our Jazz Festival sponsor Tom Lee Music. Volunteers can also purchase Jazz Friend Memberships at a discounted rate of $25.00. The Jazz Friend Membership includes:

    • Voting rights in the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

    • Discounted Ticket Service fees

    • A Festival Guide mailed to your home or Festival E-Guide sent by email

    • Access to pre-sale tickets

    • Personal ticket service through the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society Box Office