Festival Application for 2020

JUNE 19-JULY 1, 2020

Touring Artists – International, USA: October 11, 2019

Touring Artists – Canada (other than BC): September 16, 2019

Canadian touring artists please note: the appropriate Canada Council touring application deadline is September 10, 2019. If you intend to apply for Canada Council Touring funds, the September 10 deadline is the only application cycle that receives notification in time for the Jazz Festival’s March programming deadline; the December application deadline is too late for consideration for our festival.

BC and Metro Vancouver Artists: December 2, 2019


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 [email protected].


Email your submission to: [email protected]


  1. Contact details: Name and 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

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 2019 and January/February 2020.

Our local program will be offered during February/March 2020.

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

Thanks for your interest in Coastal Jazz!

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

e: [email protected]

web: coastaljazz.ca

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

Submission materials will not be returned.

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