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Posted on 25 June 2024 by Ryan Dahlman

Medicine Hat JazzFest Kicks off Today.

MEDICINE HAT, Alberta (May 25 2024) The Medicine Hat JazzFest is celebrating its 28th

anniversary from, June 25 to 30, 2024.

The Medicine Hat JazzFest kicks off today with the first events in a week packed with worldclass

music.

Free and ticketed events, a reduced pass price and a new youth ticket that lets anyone 25 years

and younger get into any show for $20, makes this the most accessible JazzFest yet!

Events kick off today at 2:00 PM with a free drum circle workshop on the front lawn of the

Esplanade. Sara Neufeld with Ray of Sun Drum Circles gives everyone a chance to play a drum

and learn some basic rhythms. Drums are provided or bring your own.

Then at 7:00 PM, husband and wife duo, Elliana Cuevas and Jeremy Ledetter bring their Latin

American music with a focus on Venezuelan folkloric repertoire to the terrace of the Esplanade.

(Lobby as backup venue.) Then, filling out the double bill, Canadian born drummer Anthony

Fung takes the stage with his quartet featuring New York City iconic saxophonist, Dayna

Stephens for some contemporary jazz.

Today through Friday feature this same schedule, with a 2:00 PM free workshop on the

Esplanade front lawn and a 7:00 PM double bill on the terrace with the lobby as back-up.

Saturday features a 2:00 PM open jam on the Esplanade front lawn followed by the signature

concert at the Super T Aviation Hangar at 5:00 PM with local favorites The Hip Katz and

Calgary’s Sabor A Cuba Latin Band. Then at 9:00 PM, Vancouver’s very hip Mary Ancheta

brings her modern take on jazz and electro-funk to the terrace of the Esplanade with the main

theatre stage as back-up.

JazzFest 2024 wraps up Sunday, June 30 with Alberta jazz icons, PJ Perry and Al Muirhead

bringing their straight-ahead swinging jazz to the terrace of the Esplanade at 7:00 PM. (Lobby as

back-up.)

Full details can be found at http://www.medicinehatjazzfest.com. Ticket info at

It’s JazzFest week, where the same artists who are playing the major jazz festivals across Canada

stop in Medicine Hat. The city is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to hear the

world’s best in their own community.

The Medicine Hat Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting the best in jazz music, educating our community about jazz, and nurturing the future of jazz music. Winner

of an Alberta Chamber of Commerce Business Award in Arts and Culture and two Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in tourism, the Medicine Hat JazzFest is now an established part of the cultural, tourism and economic life of Medicine Hat.

Visit our web site at http://www.medicinehatjazzfest.com for full details.

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