All Star Blues Show, Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Gospel Show featured at the Summer Jazz Festival
The Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is pleased to announce three ticket only headliner acts that will perform at the 2019 festival, July 26-28, 2019. Opening the festival on Friday night is an All-Star Blues show with the award-winning Steve Kozak Band inside the walls of the Fort Langley National Historic Site. An all-star blues jam will follow with Vancouver’s top blues musicians including Harpdog Brown, Wailin’ Al Walker, Murray Porter, James Buddy Rogers, Brandon Isaak, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Lisa Dunn, Joani Bye and more.
“It will be an amazing show in a very special venue,” said Dave Quinn, artistic director of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. “We’ll have the best of the best blues musicians playing inside the walls of the historic Fort, which has a natural amphitheatre and is beautifully lit at night. It will be magical and something that you don’t want to miss.”
“Parks Canada is pleased to welcome festival attendees to Fort Langley National Historic Site,” said Brigitte Wieronski, Fort Langley National Historic Site & Visitor Experience Manager. “Through unique events like these, we can encourage more people to visit our cherished national historic sites, hear the stories of the people and events that helped shape Canada, and
learn about our heritage.” A Tribute to Frank Sinatra with the swinging big band, Swing Aggregation will be the featured
act at the Saturday night community dance at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Closing the festival on Sunday evening is the multi-award-winning gospel trio, the Sojourners and the powerful 50-voice jazz and soul choir, the Marcus Mosley Chorale at Chief Sepass Theatre.
“We have a limited number of early bird ticket packages and individual tickets available until the
end of April or until they’re gone,” said Quinn. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com/tickets/
Along with these headliner ticketed acts, this year’s summer festival will feature more than 20 free outdoor performances on two outdoor stages with some of the biggest names from the Vancouver jazz music scene and up and comers, something that Quinn said is important to the festival.
“Our goal is to present a quality line-up of jazz acts from seasoned professionals to emerging talent that people will say, wow, I discovered some new music that I love, saw some of my favourite bands and learned a lot about how diverse jazz music can be,” said Quinn. The second annual festival is accepting applications from jazz bands interested in performing at
the festival until January 31, 2019. The online application can be found here. “We’ll be announcing the full line-up in the spring along with other Festival activities including a new Kidz Zone with music and art workshops,” said Quinn. “Festival attendees won’t be disappointed with the world-class level of entertainment they’ll be able to see, hear and enjoy at
the 2019 festival.”
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 festival
is produced by RazzMaJazz Entertainment Productions with a volunteer organizing committee and is supported by the Fort Langley Community Improvement Society, Fort Langley Business Improvement Association, Township of Langley, Tourism Langley and many local business and community partners. For more information about the festival visit www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com