Merrickville’s Jazz Fest 2015 was a big hit with audience members and performers alike!
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in so many different ways for their endless enthusiasm and support. Watch this space in January for news about MJF 2016.
At that time, we will make the application form available online with instructions on how to apply to perform at the festival.
Save the dates for next year October 13 to 16, 2016
Click on our Media Sponsor logo below for extensive coverage of MJF 2015. Additional photographs are available on our Facebook page, see below.
As with previous editions, MJF 2015 offered 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. Musicians and their fans are attracted to the friendly atmosphere in Merrickville and although our operating budget is much smaller than those of larger, well-established festivals, we strive to offer the most interesting programming possible.
MJF relies on and appreciates the support and collaboration of faithful audiences and a wonderful team of volunteers to make it work. There has been one outstanding volunteer whose contribution over the past three years has helped to make our remarkable success possible. Her friendship, energy, enthusiasm, generosity and finesse have been unfailing, and we celebrated her and dedicated this fifth year of our festival to Karen Oxorn.
Another area vocalist, Mary Moore, stepped up this year volunteering to help us navigate the changes to our new website. Like it? Thank you Mary.
We are extremely fortunate to have a cast of generous sponsors, donors, friends and supporters without whom this Jazz Festival could not exist. All of our benefactors join us in understanding that cultural activities such as this festival are not a frill but a necessity to build a strong community.