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