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In Pictures: Halifax gets jazzed up at festival

A new name, upcoming anniversary and plenty of help for jazz festival.

Jazzing it up
A new name, upcoming anniversary and plenty of help for jazz festival.

• Name Was formerly known as the Atlantic Jazz Festival until this year when it changed to Halifax Jazz Festival.

• Milestone Will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year.

• Volunteering Over 450 volunteers help out over the course of the nine-day festival.

Fest facts
Atlantic Canada’s largest jazz festival draws thousands with its wealth of local, national and international performers, but a move is coming.

• Attendance numbers The 24th annual TD Halifax Jazz Festival is expected to welcome over 60,000 music fans to downtown Halifax.

• Largest in the region The Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Atlantic Canada with over 450 local, national and international performers.

• Moving locations It’s the last year for Halifax Jazz Festival at its current location after 13 years on Spring Garden Road and Queen Street.

• City building project Construction on the new downtown library is forcing the festival to relocate.

• Where it was Past locations for the festival included Purdy’s Wharf and the Halifax waterfront.

• Where it will be Next year’s location has yet to be determined.

 
 
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