Langley – The Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to enrich cultural life in the Fraser Valley by bringing emerging and established jazz acts and visual art together to Fort Langley for all to enjoy. Established in 2018, the festival drew thousands of residents and visitors to the streets of Fort Langley during the last weekend in July. The 2019 festival will be held July 26-28.
Be prepared to take in some of the hottest jazz around at the second annual Fort Langley Jazz & Arts festival this summer. Festival organizers unveiled an impressive line-up of more than 20 world-class jazz acts set to perform at the two-day festival at a festival reveal concert with Dee Daniels and special guests.
The schedule of show times, band line-up and festival activities will be posted in early May at www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com
Grammy nominated, the Jodi Proznick Quartet, the dynamic 11-piece R&B All Stars, the Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra, Afro-Latin funk band, Coco Jafro and the Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Band are among the headliners who will perform July 27 – 28 on two outdoor stages in front of the Fort Langley Community Hall.
Also appearing at the festival will be Brazilian jazz guitarist Celso Machado, contemporary New Orleans jazz band, the Hummingbird Brigade, the Mike Van Eyes Big Band, VSO Jazz Faculty Band, emerging jazz vocalist, Maya Rae Band, high energy gypsy jazz group, Hot Club of Mars, the swinging Jen Hodge All Stars, Mardi Gras-inspired RazzMaJazz Ensemble and the festival’s first Rising Young Star Award winner, the Julian Borkowski Trio.