This year, more than 150 artists will be offering breathtaking performances to thousands of spectators at 14 different venues. The objective of the program committee, which keeps a constant eye on world music news, is to always present the most popular artists available at the time of our event. That’s why we regularly welcome nominated artists and winners of the most prestigious galas across the country (Grammys, Juno Awards, ADISQ, LYS blues, Maple Blues Awards, etc.).
The intimacy of most of our venues offers fans a direct contact with the various groups and musicians on the program. Our objectives include enabling young emerging musicians to interact with professional artists through our Place aux jeunes activities, and giving our local jazz and blues musicians the opportunity to perform in a professional setting. But most importantly, we want to provide fans with unique and unforgettable musical sensations through a quality and world-class program. This is how we are committed to the cultural development of our region and help promote Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean across the country and even beyond.
24 YEARS OF JAZZ AND BLUES IN SAGUENAY
For more than 24 years now, the Saguenay Jazz & Blues Festival has been bringing the effervescent energy of spring to downtown Chicoutimi’s crowds and stages!
The Jazz & Blues Festival stands out year after year with its rich and varied program. This year, such great names as John Pizzarelli, Ravi Coltrane, Madeleine Peyroux, Joe Lovano, Johnny Clegg, Bob Walsh, Oliver Jones, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, and John Hammond will be with us.