The annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival begins on June 21st and takes places in multiple venues all over the city. There are so many amazing musicians performing through-out the festival. From free shows downtown opening weekend to more shows on Granville Island and in David Lam Park during closing weekend. There are also many paid shows worth checking out and here is my picks list.

June 21  –7:30pm – Vijay Iyer –Performance Works

June 21 – 9pm –Alex Cuba – Vogue Theatre

June 22 –9pm –Betty Lavette –Vogue Theatre

June 23 –7:30pm –Vieux Farka Toure –Performance Works

June 23 –9pm –Esperenza Spalding –Vogue Theatre

June 24 –7:30pm –Gregory Porter –Performance Works

June 25 –7:30pm — Youn Sun Nah –Performance Works

June 25 –9pm –John Scofield –Vogue Theatre

June 27 –7:30pm – Courtney Pine –Performance Works

June 28 – 9pm –Red Baraat –Vogue Theatre

June 29 –7:30pm –Alfredo Rodriguez Trio –Performance Works

June 29 –9pm –Nikki Yanofsky –Vogue Theatre

Check out the full line-up of this years Vancouver International Jazz Festival.