VANCOUVER, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - This year, the Vancouver International
Jazz Festival is thrilled to celebrate 10 years of partnership with TD
Bank Group. Over the past decade, TD's generous support has enabled the
Festival to bring thousands of the best home-grown and international
artists to Vancouver while fostering the city's cultural growth and
"The Coastal Jazz and Blues Society is thrilled to have worked with a
partner like TD for the last 10 years and we look forward to many
more," states Executive Director, Fatima Amarshi. "TD's commitment to
supporting music is unparalleled and we applaud them for playing a
leading role in supporting arts and culture in Canada."
Today, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is world renowned
for its innovative and exciting programming, celebratory atmosphere and
community engagement. A burgeoning and spectacular cultural event now
entering its 28th season, our 11-day festival draws upwards of 560,000 people to 35
venues over 300 performances featuring 1,800 artists.
"As the Bank of Music, TD is proud to mark 10 years of support and
sponsorship for the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival," said
Jane Russell, Senior Vice President, TD Canada Trust. "We love music
and are looking forward to joining residents and visitors to Metro
Vancouver at the festival to unofficially kick-off summer with a lineup
of fabulous performances!"
TD's strong commitment to music also supports festival education
programs such as free public workshops and concerts, scholarships, and
the TD High School Jazz Intensive, a nine-day residency for talented
high school students during which they get to rehearse and perform
under the tutelage of a master musician and educator.
A prime sponsor of music festivals across the country, TD is also a key
supporter of the JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), Live Nation Canada and the
Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival. TD is also a supporter of many
music-based community and education programs.
From the start, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival has offered
audiences terrific musical experiences. In doing so, we've supported
and nurtured the artistic work of musicians who've enriched us with
their creativity. Our strong partnership ensures the festival will
continue this wonderful tradition in one of the most beautiful,
exciting, and dynamic cities in the world.
The 28th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, produced by
Coastal Jazz, runs from June 21 - July 1, 2013. Tickets may be
purchased at www.northerntickets.com or by calling 604 569-1144. Toll Free 1-855-551-9747. Festival details
SOURCE: TD Bank Group
For further information:
John Orysik/Media Director