The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival was founded in 1998 – and we have survived and thrived for 21 years. The Festival is a celebration of the cultural arts and of the Pacific Northwest.
The Festival features internationally acclaimed GRAMMY-winning and BLUES AWARD-winning jazz, blues, gospel, and pop musicians. But it’s more than music: we also present fine artists and crafters from Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho; wines from both large and small boutique vineyards; food by local vendors, and really cool businesses who promote, display and sell their products and services.
Our audience has attended from 23 US states, Canada, Europe, China and Japan. Over the years, our audiences for the 3-day festival have ranged in size from 5,000-10,000 people, depending on the state of the economy, weather, and a whole host of other reasons.
We have presented more than 300 bands, ranging from students, local and regional bands to major artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Al Jarreau, Blind Boys of Alabama, David Sanborn, Manhattan Transfer, Bo Diddley, Jose Feliciano, Tierney Sutton, Judy Collins, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Poncho Sanchez…and many more.
The Festival is a family-friendly event, and we invite you to bring your children. Kids age 12 and younger are FREE with a paid parent or guardian!
Our goal has been to create an event featuring world-class musicians here in the Pacific Northwest.
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