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BC Interior Jazz Festival



Thu, Apr 12th, 2018 to Sat, Apr 14th, 2018


9:00 am to 5:00 pm


The three day BC Interior Jazz Festival brings students together from all around the West to perform with their Jazz Bands, Vocal Jazz Groups, and Jazz Combos. These performances take place at the Kelowna Community Theatre ($3) and the Rotary Centre for the Arts (free). This event is open to the public.

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This festival offers jazz music students an excellent opportunity to showcase their talents while vying for a chance to quality for a MusicFest invitation. Groups are adjudicated by a panel of professional music adjudicators and have opportunities to listen to other groups perform. There are FREE workshops for the students and the public on Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Topics include Latin Percussion, Rhythm Section, Vocal, Improvisation, Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone. The public is encouraged to attend. For a workshop schedule, visit Come down and take in a workshop!

Friday evening concert:
Sunny Wilkinson, with her inspirational voice in jazz, is our feature artist for the Jazz Masters' Concert on Friday, April 13th, 2018, 7:30pm, at the Kelowna Community Theatre. The evening will also feature Campbell Ryga, Rejean Marois, Horace Alexander Young, Dennis Esson, Janet Warren, Kinga Heming, Loni Moger, Bernie Addington, Larry Roy, and the Michael Garding Big Band! Tickets $35+sc at Select Your Tickets ( A part of the BC Interior Jazz Festival, visit for more information. Come out for a wonderful evening of jazz!

Thursday evening concert:
The BC Interior Jazz Festival welcomes Campbell Ryga to our stage at the Forum on Thursday, April 12th, 2018. The evening will begin with a free, all-age jazz jam session sponsored by Capilano University from 6-8pm, followed by a ticketed concert featuring Campbell Ryga and friends from 8-10pm. For concert tickets contact

Saturday evening concert:
The BC Interior Jazz Festival winds up with a showcase concert on April 14th at the Kelowna Community Theatre 7pm, $10 at the door. This concert features highlights from the last three days of performances and adjudications. Outstanding groups and students have the opportunity to receive cash awards and invitations to MusicFest Canada. Come out and see and hear these young musicians! You'll be wowed!


Kelowna Community Theatre and Rotary Centre for the Arts

1375 Water St, and 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, V1Y 6Z1


Daytime RCA free, KCT $3, Friday evening Jazz Masters' Concert $35, Saturday evening KCT $10 at door

Ticketing and/or registration:

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BC Interior Jazz Festival