Organized by Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, this is the largest music festival in British Columbia. One of the highlights is its Canada Day at Granville Island event, which features free music all day and in the evening on several stages. Another big event is David Lam Park Jazz Weekend, which offers free music.
You can also use the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2019 schedule to figure out who you’re seeing and where they’re playing.
That’s important, both for the performers—who are often rediscovering their own languages within the context of a larger reclamation of identity and power—and for settler listeners, who might need to be reminded of Indigenous culture’s enduring strength.