Thanks to our 2024 Festival Partners!

Lass Chance
Downtown Van
Tom Lee jazz fest 2024
Red Truck
Monte Creek Winery


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Your love of music could make us all a little richer.

Our signature Downtown Jazz Series is a two-day music free for all - as in, free music, for ALL! Coastal’s free programming brings so much to the city, and is only possible thanks to the financial support we receive from donors and sponsors. We truly can’t do it without you! 🫶 

If you’d like to see more world-class, free events at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, please consider supporting Coastal Jazz in the final days of our 50/50 Raffle. We’re splitting nearly $10,000 CASH with one lucky winner. From enabling our free shows, artistic exchanges, educational initiatives, community programs, and collaborations, your ticket purchase helps sustain Vancouver’s arts and culture scene. 🎸🥁🎷

Raffle closes end of day Monday, July 15th. One ticket for $10, 5 for $25.

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Our final Artist Spotlight video is for André Lachance 🎸 Pasquale Grasso with André Lachance and Andrew Millar are performing on Sunday, June 30th at Ocean Artworks 🥳

In this interview, André Lachance talks about his journey towards finding his own personal style as a musician, his feelings about playing with Pasquale Grasso, and what’s inspiring him these days.

Pasquale Grasso has brought his sparkling, immaculately balanced tone, tasteful tinges of stride and boogie-woogie, deft chordal harmony and stunning single-note runs to interplay with Samara Joy, Sheila Jordan, Ray Drummond, Steve Grossman, Grant Stewart, and—for this special performance—a trio featuring André Lachance and Andrew Millar. Lachance is one of the finest and busiest bassists in Vancouver, known for work with Peggy Lee Band, Brad Turner, Chris Gestrin, and Hard Rubber Orchestra, while Andrew Millar has established himself as one of the NYC scene’s first-call swing, trad, and straight-ahead jazz drummers since relocating from BC to Brooklyn back in 2015.

The 2024 Artist Spotlight Series is possible thanks to the generous support of @thebclc and @creativebcs.