Vancouver Jazz Scene

Vancouver has a sophisticated, diverse and accessible jazz scene. Besides the many jazz venues, each year, Vancouver hosts an international Jazz festival at the end of June. If you like jazz, or if you want to play or produce jazz, you’ll find many opportunities in Vancouver.

Local Jazz Resources

Vancouver Jazz is a guide to jazz culture in Vancouver.

The Coastal Jazz and Blues Society – This community based non profit is committed to establishing Vancouver as an international centre for jazz, blues and improvised music. It encourages and supports local musicians and composers and strengthens the relationship between jazz and the community.

Jazz HotLine: 604-872-5200 x 1

Vancouver Jazz Venues

Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Western Front is an artist run centre dedicated to the production, exhibition and promotion of contemporary art and music, including jazz, electronic music and both contemporary and traditional international music.

Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse
403 East Hastings Street
Pat’s offers jazz in addition to good beer and food.

Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8, Canada

The IronWorks
235 Alexander Street
The Ironworks is a multipurpose space featuring new Vancouver artists

Displace Hashery
3293 W 4th Avenue
Live sessions every Thursday night from 9:00 PM to midnight with some of Canada’s top jazz musicians dropping in to jam with the house band.

Note: These Vancouver Jazz venues are fairly small and very popular so it’s a good idea to arrive early.