Become A Sponsor

Become A Sponsor

High quality & dynamic programming… BIJF supports emerging & established jazz talent & showcases a wide genre of jazz music, including big crowd draws.

Diversity & breadth of markets reached… BIJF generates over 66 million print media impressions, has a TV audience reach of over 91 million, a web traffic count of 68 million hits and injects over $310 million in visitor spending into Toronto's economy.



Lido Chilleli, BIJF Executive Producer
Tel: 416-698-2152
Fax: 416-698-2064


Become A Vendor

Food and general merchandise vendors wishing to participate at the Beaches International Jazz Festival are required to complete and return an application form.

To qualify as a food vendor, both applications must be completed in full and submitted by mail to the BIJF office for approval. Prior to acceptance, vendors are asked to provide a self-addressed envelope and a deposit. Read the food vendor application for complete details.

Click Link to download a PDF of the vendor application

Click Link to download a PDF of the Toronto Public Health — Food Application Forms

Artist Submissions

Artist Submissions

The Beaches International Jazz Festival is one of the largest jazz festivals in North America. It is a highly visible and well-publicized event, drawing close to one million visitors from around the world. The BIJF web site features information about participating artists and provides links to their own web pages.

BIJF is committed to showcasing established and emerging talent representative of all genres of jazz. Artists wishing to perform at the Festival are welcome to electronically submit their press kits (EPKs) with the following information:

  • Biography
  • Links to Music Clips
  • Links to Videos – optional
  • Links to Website and/or EPK site
  • High resolution photos – 1 photo limit

Thank you for your 2018 submissions. We will now be accepting submissions for 2019. Please apply between October 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019 for the 2019 season.

They should be e-mailed attention to the following individuals:

Bill King, Artistic Director

Rico Ferrara, Artistic Coordinator

Exposure for Canadian performing artists and their music is an important component of the Festival’s programming vision. Canadian artists generally represent 95% or more of the Festival’s programming on an annual basis. The Festival has a significant impact on the lives of many of the musicians that have participated in the event. A quick review of any festival program from years gone by indicates the names of performers who have gone on to become established award winning artists on both the Canadian and international jazz music scene.

On an individual basis no artist can replicate the synergy and public exposure generated by this event.

Artists and ensembles/bands are selected through auditions, by submitting press kits and demo sound tracks, or by invitation. Information regarding participation is disseminated through SOCAN, The Music Directory and other publications and music organizations.

Inclusion in the Festival line-up is not automatic. Performers are chosen not only for the caliber of music that’s presented but for their impact or contribution to the Canadian and/or International jazz music scene.


Volunteer With Us

We need Volunteers for the 30th Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival!

Volunteers make up for more than half of the staff that keep the Beaches International Jazz Festival running. It’s volunteers that become the forefront hosts to over a million attendees during the course of the festival! People like you have helped grow and sustain the festival for 30 years. It is primarily through volunteers and community partners that input time, skills and energy towards making the Beaches International Jazz Festival worth every moment. Some of you have even made volunteering a yearly ritual!

Come and be part of a team! Gain experience from being a volunteer! Meet new friends, network, get your volunteer hours, and help us showcase Toronto’s amazing artists for the world to hear!

Send us an email indicating your area of interest, along with some info about yourself to our Volunteer Co-ordinators Camillie at

July 5–28, 2019

Beaches Jazz Festival

Beaches International Jazz Festival || Telephone: 416-698-2152 ||