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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
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:
- 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 2020 SUBMISSIONS. INTERESTED IN PERFORMING IN 2022? PLEASE APPLY BETWEEN OCTOBER 1, 2021 AND JANUARY 1, 2022 FOR THE 2021 SEASON.
They should be e-mailed attention to the following individuals:
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.