Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 11, 2014 09:00 ET

Celebrating Jazz Music and Culture in Brantford

Government of Canada supports the Brantford International Jazz Festival

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $11,500 through the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program to support the 7th edition of the Brantford International Jazz Festival. The festival, which features local, national, and international jazz performers, will take place in Brantford from September 12 to 14, 2014.

Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Local, national, and international performers representing a variety of jazz styles will be showcased on stages in and around Harmony Square in Downtown Brantford.
  • Each year, the festival features local and regional performers on the Local Stage.
  • Young and emerging jazz performers are also given an opportunity to share their talents on the festival's Next Generation Stage.


"I want to congratulate the organizers and many volunteers who make this festival such a success from year to year. Today's announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment to supporting initiatives that enrich the economic and cultural life of our communities and make this country a wonderful place to live."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Our Government is proud to support local events like the Brantford International Jazz Festival that have a strong cultural and economic impact on our community. Thanks to the Government of Canada's investment, festival-goers will continue to enjoy the musical talents of our local artists."

-Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant)

"The Brantford International Jazz Festival, through Canadian Heritage funding, is helping us to create an organization that will make a significant contribution to our community. We see the Festival as a tremendous opportunity for stimulating the local economy and creating an occasion to display our music, history, and culture in an eloquent and memorable way."

-Phil DiFelici, Chair and Artistic Director, Brantford International Jazz Festival

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Brantford International Jazz Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Ontario Region

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage