Planning is now in full swing for Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) taking place October 15 – 18, 2015 and we are looking forward to having you join us. We received over 65 interesting applications from an impressive array of artists wishing to performing at the festival this year. The Selection Committee met recently to carefully consider every eligible submission and we expect to determine the lineup of artists in the coming weeks. The Festival will open with a special event on Thursday evening October 15 and continue through Sunday night October 18, 2015.
As with previous editions, MJF offers a wide variety of jazz performances at pubs, restaurants, churches, and other locations throughout Merrickville’s beautiful downtown core. While there may be very occasional presentations of other genres of music, MJF can proudly say that it offers almost 100% jazz content and fans have enthusiastically voiced their appreciation. “We are thrilled to be a jazz festival that has grown in popularity with recognition of our excellent jazz programming”, says Festival Director Peggy Holloway. “Musicians and their fans are attracted to the friendly atmosphere in Merrickville and we look forward to putting together an exciting line-up of talent again this year. Although our operating budget is much smaller than those of larger, well-established festivals,” continued Ms. Holloway, “we strive to offer the most interesting programming possible, and rely on and appreciate the support and collaboration of our generous sponsors, faithful audiences and fabulous artists as well as our wonderful team of volunteers to make it work.