JazzSudbury Contest


Emerging Artist Showcase winners return for Sudbury performance

Dog Leg Dilemma - Friday, March 11th 7:00pm @ Fromagerie Elgin


Adam Smale's Tyramid - Live @ Oscar's Grill

First Time Sudbury Performance for NYC Guitar Master

Jazz Sudbury presents New York based, Sault Ste. Marie born, 7-string Fingerstyle Jazz guitarist, Adam Smale.

The Northern Ontario’s prodigal son returns with a trio, TYRAMID. The trio is one of Adam’s favorite formats. Each person has equal say in the musical conversation, sparking creativity, the ultimate “democracy,” where the musical conversations converge, sparking creativity, egging each
other on, building intensity, and creates an exciting experience for the listener. Adam will be performing mostly his newest original compositions, as well as songs from his Ropeadope Records release, Out of the Blue.

Adam's music manages to be both respectful to Jazz's illustrious past while pushing the boundaries of modern jazz into the 21st Century by bringing influences from other styles of music often creating an intriguing and unique sound.

Don't miss this performance!

Joining Adam are some of Sudbury's finest musicians:

Adam Smale - guitar
Brian Quebec - bass
Jack Broumpton - drums

Jazz Sudbury joins National network - Jazz Festivals Canada

We're honored and excited the newest members of  Jazz Festivals Canada. Check out the press release here and check out the site at jazzfestivalscanada.ca

THANK YOU SUDBURY! See you September 7-11 2016

Another tremendous year of incredible talents. We sincerely thank our staff, board of directors, volunteers, artists and our audience for our 7th annual jazz celebration.

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Jazz Sudbury Festival 2015

This year marks the 7th annual Jazz Sudbury Festival! The festival has become a fall tradition and great way to unwind after a summer of running around. Although the festival contains performances from big industry names such as Alex Cuba, Steve Hill and Diana Panton, the festival makes sure it doesn’t forget its roots and includes talent from local northern Ontario groups. At the Jazz Sudbury Festival there truly is going to be something for everyone!

This year’s festival is being held at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre and will contain food vendors, a bar and an exclusive VIP section. Guests are welcome to join the festival with their family, friends or even their co-workers, as it is an experience that is best when shared.  

Join us on September 11th and 12th for an unforgettable weekend with memorable music by amazing artists!

Want to experience the festival in style?

Premium passes are currently on sale and they allow ticket holders to relax and enjoy the concert in the VIP section of the festival. The VIP lounge is a comfortable area where guests can have the same high quality experience but with a few extra perks.

Premium passes come with an Investors Group Bistro Pass that includes 3 food samplers from the delicious catered Investors Group Bistro. Along with the Bistro Pass, Premium ticket holders will receive the following as well. Exclusive access to a private bar and the Investors Group Bistro, long cruiser tables for mingling with friends and/or coworkers under the covered tents providing shelter from the elements.

Starting this year festival-goers can purchase Single Night Premium Tickets for $55.00(+HST) if they wish to only attend one night of the festival in the VIP section. However, if they would like to attend both the Friday and Saturday there are Premium VIP Jazz Passes for $80.00(+HST).

New Orleans in Downtown Sudbury

Experience a classic Jazz tradition right here in town!

Come and join the Nickel City Dixie Stompers for the 3rd annual Jazz Walk as they lead you through three great venues in downtown Sudbury on Saturday, September 12th. This is a great opportunity to get up close and possibly meet some of our great festival Headliners!

Everyone meets up at Speakeasy at 1PM where the Lu Jazz Combo will be performing their classic Jazz Hits. Then we move onto Fromagerie Elgin at 2 PM to witness the transcendent tunes of Sundar Viswanathan. Finally, at 3 PM we are lead to our last location Oscar's Grill and watch the beautiful Diana Panton sing whilst accompanied by Don Thompson on the piano.

These shows are going to be SPECTACULAR. Join us for some great talent and lots of fun! Get tickets now before you miss out on this unforgettable experience. 

Come join us at the Festival!

Check out this year's Jazz Sudbury Festival lineup, and get your tickets now!

Simply click on performers (above) and see some of the great artists who will be playing at the 2015 Jazz Sudbury Festival on September 11th and 12th.  


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