Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 24, 2014 10:30 ET

Quebec City Gets into Jazz Mode

Government of Canada supports the Festival international de jazz de Quebec

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $125,600 in funding for the 8th Festival international de jazz de Québec, which will take place from October 13 to November 2, 2014, in the capital's downtown core.

This funding, provided by the Government of Canada under the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will showcase different aspects of jazz music and the people who create it.

Quick Facts

  • The lineup of the Festival international de jazz de Québec will include 90 shows featuring more than 250 artists from 10 countries.
  • Other events will include jazz workshops and musical entertainment.
  • The festival, which is expected to receive close to 20,000 visitors, will be supported by around 60 volunteers.

Quotes

"I congratulate the organizers of the Festival international de jazz de Québec for offering a quality lineup that reflects the vitality of Quebec's music scene."

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

"For yet another year, Canadian Heritage has been a generous contributor to the Festival international de jazz de Québec. On behalf of the whole team, I offer heartfelt thanks to the Government of Canada for its unprecedented support for jazz in Québec City and for the talented local artists who will thrill and entertain residents, visitors and music lovers from October 13 to November 2."

-Gino Ste-Marie, Founder and Director General, Festival international de jazz de Québec

Associated Links

Festival international de jazz de Québec

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals Component

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
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    media@pch.gc.ca