August 13 – 19, 2012
The TD PEI Jazz and Blues Festival, in its 8th season, continues a tradition of presenting the very best Canadian artists and a diversity of programming. Focusing on mainstream jazz and blues, the festival also reaches out to latin, rock, indie, world, folk and other musical styles emphasizing improvisation and groove. The festival brings nationally and internationally recognized artists to PEI as well as spotlighting local and regional artists.
Concerts are timed so that festival-goers can attend everything, with no need to miss a concert because it conflicts with something else. Take a short drive to the fabulous Summerside waterfront mid-week for the "Vector Blues Bash”. All other concerts take place a stone’s throw away from each other in downtown Charlottetown. Our Charlottetown venues are historic St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Murphy’s Community Centre, the clubs of Victoria Row and the prestigious Homburg Theatre. Each venue neighbours the historic grounds of Province House, the birthplace of Confederation. Our Summerside concert is held in a club setting at "The Shipyard" on the beautiful Summerside waterfront.
Our festival prides itself on providing great value to music fans. Whatever your musical tastes you will find world-class performances being offered at affordable prices. Individual concerts are a great deal, but you best option is to get a pass and go to everything!
Murphy's Community Centre 4:00pm - Free workshop "Blues and You" with Bill Stevenson
Vector Blues Bash (Summerside "Shipyard"):
7:30pm - West End Blues Band with special guest Barrie Sorensen & Ross Neilsen Band
Late Night at Fishbones 10:45pm - Dry Toast
Late Night at The Globe 10:45pm - More Soul
Murphy's Community Centre4:00pm - Free workshop with Ian Sherwood
St. Paul's Anglican Church 6:30pm - Ian Sherwood/Coco Love Alcorn
Murphy's Comm. Centre 8:15pm - Gypsophilia & 9:45pm - Alain Caron Group
Late Night at Fishbones 10:45pm - Easley, Stevenson, Arsenault & Guests
Late Night at The Globe 1045pm - 24th Street Wailers & 11:45pm - Ross Neilsen Band
Victoria Row Free concert (Following Gold Cup Parade) - Groove Company & Alan Dowling Quintet
Murphy's Community Centre 4:00pm Free workshop with Barrie Sorensen
St. Paul's Anglican Church 6:30pm - Laila Biali
Murphy's Comm. Centre 8:15pm - "Doug Riley Artist" Barrie Sorensen & 9:45pm - Thom Swift & El Caminos
Late Night at Fishbones 10:45pm - Bad Habits
Victoria Row All-day free music!
1:00-8:30pm: Bad Habits, Got Blues, Rev Hank Trio, Nikki Schieck Sax Quartet, Island Jazz Messengers
8:30pm John Campbelljohn
9:30pm Carmen Townsend Band
Murphy's Community Centre 4:00pm Free workshop with Jim Doxas
St. Paul's Anglican Church 7:00pm - Jill Barber
Late Night Jam in Murphy's Pub 10:45pm - Festival Artists
Globe World Flavours 12:00 noonJazz Brunch - Rev Hank Trio
Homburg Theatre, Confederation Centre of the Arts 8:00pm - Festival Finale - Oliver Jones Trio with Ranee Lee "Presented by Confederation Bridge Concert Series"
4-day Pass (all ticketed events Wed,Thurs, Fri, Sat): $75
Wednesday, August 15: Vector Blues Bash $15
Thursday, August 16: Pass $30 Church $15 Murphy’s $25
Friday, August 17: Pass $35 Church $20 Murphy’s $25
Saturday, August 18: Church $20
Late nights: Fishbones $5 cover (Free to passholders)
Globe $8 cover (Free to passholders)
*All prices are subject to GST, PST and Service fee