Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 30, 2015 10:30 ET

Vieux-Levis Gripped by Jazz Fever

Government of Canada supports the Festival Jazz etcetera Levis

LÉVIS, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 30, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament (Lévis-Bellechasse), today announced $14,850 in funding for the 9th Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis. Minister Blaney made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding, provided under the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will offer a wide variety of performances and street entertainment and let visitors enjoy jazz in all its diverse forms.

Quick Facts

  • The 9th Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis, which is taking place from August 6 to 9, 2015, will present 30 free outdoor shows in the streets of Vieux-Lévis.
  • The 2015 lineup will include musical entertainment on the Lévis-Québec City ferries, the Ôm Yoga & Jazz gathering at the Lévis Terrace park/lookout, the Jazzed Up Mass at Église Notre-Dame de Lévis and an indoor performance at L'Anglicane.
  • The four-day festival attracts close to 55,000 visitors a year.
  • In its nine years of existence, the Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis has presented around 280 free outdoor shows featuring nearly 1,150 artists.

Quotes

"Kudos to the Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis for giving both emerging artists and seasoned musicians an exceptional showcase before a passionate audience that is eager to make new discoveries."

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

"I congratulate the organizers of this event on giving people a chance to enjoy the unique charms of Vieux-Lévis while contributing to the region's influence and vitality."

- The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament (Lévis-Bellechasse)

"We wish to thank Canadian Heritage for funding and supporting the Festival since its beginnings. A big thank you also to the team of Minister Steven Blaney for its outstanding cooperation."

- François Brunet, Executive Director, Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis

Associated Links

Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis (French only)

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals Component

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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