Jazz is Coming to the Largest City in the Lower St. Lawrence

The Government of Canada supports the 32nd Festi Jazz international de Rimouski

RIMOUSKI, QC, June 9, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $30,700 in funding for the presentation of the 32nd Festi Jazz international de Rimouski from August 29 to September 3, 2017.

This support, provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will enrich the region's cultural life and encourage new audiences to discover jazz, thanks to a lineup that includes both well-known artists and emerging talent.

Quotes

"Canada 150 is a great time to highlight what makes communities from coast to coast to coast so unique and dynamic. The importance of Festi Jazz de Rimouski to the Lower St. Lawrence region is noteworthy and deserves to be mentioned. This event brings people together, makes them proud and supports the emergence of new artists."

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"For the 32nd year, Festi Jazz international de Rimouski will fill the city with vibrant music for long weekend full of excitement. This new edition of Festi Jazz will impress you with its rich and diverse programming. We'll see you there for jazz, great musicians, unexpected discoveries and breathtaking sunsets."

—Nicole Poirier, President of the Board of Directors, Festi Jazz international de Rimouski

Quick Facts

Festi Jazz international de Rimouski is a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer jazz fans from the Lower St. Lawrence region, Quebec and the Maritimes access to quality shows in an urban maritime setting.

The 2017 festival programming includes 60 shows presented by 300 artists, with a performance by the group UZEB and two great evenings of Quebec jazz, showcasing a number of excellent musicians from the province.

Shows at the Festi Jazz international de Rimouski, which attracts more than 30,000 people each year, will be presented at 15 venues in the region, including a festive site in the heart of downtown Rimouski.

Associated Links

Festi Jazz international de Rimouski (French only)

https://festijazzrimouski.com

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Local Festivals

http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1455305048765/1455311886269

 

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: (media only), please contact: Pierre-Olivier Herbert, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca

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