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19/20 BPAC Presents

Burlington Downtown Jazz Festival

Burlington Downtown Jazz Festival

Join us outside on the BPAC plaza for FREE jazz performances – rain or shine! In the event of rain, performances will be moved inside the venue.

Shirantha Beddage

Shirantha Beddage Quartet

Free event!

Sat Aug 10, 2pm
BPAC Plaza

Burlington’s own two-time JUNO nominee, baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage brings his brand of high-octane jazz back to BPAC. His original music combines hard bop and modern jazz to create a sound that is both accessible and sophisticated.

Thomas Carbou

Free event!

Sat Aug 10, 4pm
BPAC Plaza

With the narrative theme of improvisation and the desire to surprise, the guitarist, composer, arranger, percussionist and sampler unveils bold and pleasantly complex music where freedom is king. Flirting at times with elements of traditional music, folk and song, he describes his music as electro-jazz.

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures

Free event!

Sat Aug 10, 6pm
BPAC Plaza

With a decade and a half of bringing their special blend of Gypsy jazz and revisited cover songs to audiences, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have made a name for themselves on the music scene. The latest show of these four exquisitely talented musicians brings together some of the best works by Django Reinhardt, Félix Leclerc and American swing composers.

Steven Taetz

Free event!

Sun Aug 11, 4pm
BPAC Plaza

Steven Taetz is a Toronto-based vintage pop, swing, jazz singer and composer who has worked all around the world including Carnegie Hall, The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall (NY), The Rogers Centre (Toronto), Blue Room (Korea), Hotel Café (LA), and House of Jazz (Montreal). Since 2014, he has been focusing on the American Songbook and jazz standards, writing and recording traditional-pop, and swing originals. He has collaborated with leaders in Canadian jazz, including Barbra Lica, Michael Occhipinti, Drew Jurecka, Dawn Tyler Watson, George Koller, Ernesto Cervini, and Wendy Lands.

Heather Bambrick and Jodi Proznic

Heather Bambrick & Jodi Proznick: ‘East Meets West’

Free event!

Sun Aug 11, 6pm
BPAC Plaza

BC’s Jodi Proznick, bass, and Newfoundland’s Heather Bambrick, vocals, combine forces in a highly anticipated show that goes from coast-to-coast. Not only are Heather and Jodi considered two of Canada’s finest musicians, they are also JUNO nominees, full of brilliant music, and full-on entertainment. Heather Bambrick is a BPAC crowd favourite and audiences will be delighted by her most recent collaboration.

Burlington Downtown Jazz Fest is sponsored by:

Burlington Downtown

Dates & Times

AUG 10–11, 2019

Venue

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre