Feist, Fleet Foxes, Shaggy Headline Halifax Jazz Festival's 2023 Edition

BADBADNOTGOOD, Sudan Archives, Digable Planets, Jenn Grant, Jah'mila, Maestro Fresh Wes, the Bad Plus, Tanika Charles and more will perform

BY Exclaim! StaffPublished Jun 13, 2023

TD Halifax Jazz Festival returns this summer from July 11 to 16, and complete programming for the long-running event's 38th edition has now been revealed.

Headlining artists set to take the festival's main stage at the waterfront Salter Lot include Feist, Fleet Foxes, Shaggy, BADBADNOTGOOD, Sudan Archives, Digable Planets, Jenn Grant, Jah'mila, Maestro Fresh Wes and Fortunate Ones.

The main stage will also host a series of free daytime performances, including sets by Wolf Castle & the Moon Illusion, Mary Ancheta Quartet, Kate Wyatt and more.

Halifax Jazz will also have performances hosted in more intimate settings as part of a trio of concert series. Four evenings at St. Matthew's United Church will see performances by Tanika Charles, the Bad Plus, Mali Obomsawin and Mike Murley Septet.

JUNO-winning saxophonist Murley will also join the Florian Hoefner Trio onstage at the Carleton as part of that venue's series, which also features Caity Gyorgy and Nicola Miller & Living Things (feat. Frank Gratkowski) and the Behrooz Mihankhah Ensemble.

On the festival's opening night, Joseph Strug Concert Hall at the Dalhousie Performing Arts Centre will play host to Hearing Halifax, featuring city-centric stories told by Jah'Mila, Jeff Reilly, Aquakultre, Taral Naik, Raymond Sewell and Calen Kenney, backed by the music of James Shaw's Vesuvius Big Band.

Details on further free-to-attend programming, tickets and passes, and frequently asked festival questions can be found via Halifax Jazz Festival's official website.

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