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THE FESTIVAL

Who we are

We are proud to be the first jazz and blues festival of the season in Quebec! Throughout the many different venues for this unique edition, we’ll present dozens of artists in front of thousands of spectators who’ll celebrate in accordance with current health directives, both indoors and out. Exceptionally this year, the Festival is offering a score of activities between June 1st and 30st!

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The team

Passion, collaboration, creativity and energy, these are the elements that have brought the festival's family to life over the past years.

Carl Huth

GENERAL MANAGER

Catherine Boulay

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Jacques Dubé

PERSON IN CHARGE OF COMMUNICATIONS, CO-PROGRAMMER & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Marc-André Sarault

Nadia Potvin

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Sophie Blackburn

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT, MARKETING AND ECORESPONSIBILITY MANAGER

Charles-André Perron

PRESIDENT

Corentin Hardy

TREASURER

Isabelle Simard

SECRETARY

Administrators

Albert Lemieux

Marc-André Sarault

Lucie Murray

Marie-Claire Blackburn

Dominic Vézina

Jean Bilodeau

Annie Lapointe

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide thousands of fans with memorable moments of jazz, blues and other related genres by producing high quality shows, while fostering the development and promotion of local artists all in accordance with the current guidelines.

16 DIFFERENT VENUES AND OVER 150 ARTISTS

Across sixteen venues, over a hundred and fifty artists will perform for thousands of spectators and present breathtaking musical performances for the regular edition. The programming committee, constantly on the lookout for current global musical talent, is committed to presenting the most popular artists available at the time of our event. This is how we’re able to invite nominated artists and winners of the most prestigious Galas across the country (Grammy Awards, Juno Awards, ADISQ, LYS Blues, Maple Blues Awards, etc.)!

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AN INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE AWAITS

The intimate surroundings for most of our venues, offers fans an up close and personal interaction with the various groups and musicians on the program for the regular edition. Among our objectives: To allow young up and coming musicians to mingle with professional artists through the Place aux Jeunes component and provide our regional jazz & blues musicians the opportunity to perform in a professional setting. But above all, to provide fans with new and unforgettable musical sensations through high quality programming of international caliber.

This is our way of embracing our region’s cultural development and assisting in the promotion of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean across the country and even worldwide.

Our history

The inspirational beginnings of the Festival de Jazz et Blues de Chicoutimi adventure began a group of friends, recently back from New Orleans, who decided to recreate what they had seen there.

After a long winter, during a time when winter activities are over but summer activities are still pending in April, downtown Chicoutimi is revived to offer new and unforgettable musical discoveries, get-togethers and applauding artists who are visiting Saguenay exclusively for this event.

 

Since 1996, the Festival boasts over 2000 shows and an average of 25,000 spectators each year.

Prochaines diffusions

LOCAL ARTIST INDOORS
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Youth space component
08 May - 7 PM
FREE
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Collaborative projects with Regard
From 01 June to 30 June
INDOORS
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Théâtre Banque Nationale
Bobby Bazini
02 June - 7 PM
FREE LOCAL ARTIST INDOORS
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Théâtre Palace
Tim Jazz & Slim Blues
03 June - 7 PM
INDOORS
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Théâtre Palace
Sam Tucker
04 June - 7 PM
INDOORS
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Théâtre Palace
Matt Holubowski
05 June - 7 PM
OUTDOORS
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Centre Georges-Vézina
The Halluci Nation
09 June - 7 PM
FREE LOCAL ARTIST INDOORS
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Théâtre Palace
Marieno Jazz Trio
10 June - 7 PM
INDOORS
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Théâtre Palace
Asteria
16 June - 7 PM
17 June - 7 PM
18 June - 7 PM
19 June - 11 AM
INDOORS
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Théâtre Banque Nationale
Dominique Fils-Aimé
17 June - 7 PM
INDOORS
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Théâtre Palace
Jordan Officer
19 June - 7 PM
LOCAL ARTIST INDOORS
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Cathédrale St-François-Xavier
Guillaume Tremblay
25 June - 7 PM
INDOORS
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Le Centre d’expérimentation Musicale
CEM presents Carl Mayotte
26 June - 7 PM
FREE LOCAL ARTIST OUTDOORS
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Zone Portuaire Chicoutimi
Saguenay Lac-St-Jean Symphony Orchestra and Florence K.
26 June - 7 PM
INDOORS
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Théâtre Banque Nationale
Colin James
30 June - 7 PM
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