17 • 18 June 2022

The festival

History of the Festival

In 1994, during a Jazz show at the Jardins de la République (now the Provincial Park of the Republic), a group of artists asked the public if they would like to have a festival in order to introduce this musical style to people. of the region and allow enthusiasts to enjoy it. The public was unanimous, they wanted a festival.

It was then that in 1995, the very first edition of the Edmundston Jazz and Blues Festival took place.

The Edmundston Jazz and Blues Festival is a non-profit organization whose objectives are to develop, organize, promote, sponsor and encourage concerts and musical events and more particularly in connection with the genre of music known as music of jazz and blues. Our festival is a family festival that caters to all ages.

Our vision is to make our programming accessible to as many people as possible in our community. We therefore include in our programming visits to care homes, schools, the regional hospital and surrounding businesses. We also try to include musical entertainment for preschool children such as daycares and kindergartens.

Here are the members of the organizing committee of the 25th edition of the Edmundston Jazz & Blues Festival:

Hélène Levesque: President
Marc Lizotte: Administration
Gilles Duval: Programming Director
Vincent Dubé: Treasurer
Mélanie Dubé: Secretary
Luc Fournier: Technical Director
Gilles Guerette: Founder
Yves Roy: Technical
Skip Barnes: Technical
Anne Roussel: Coordinator
Michel Nadeau: Municipal representative
Julie Beaulieu : Marketing
Justin Maalouf: Marketing
Melanie Ruest: Marketing
Denis Pelletier: Ribfest

Become a volunteer!

A big thank you to all the volunteers who make the Edmundston Jazz & Blues Festival a success every year!

Do you want to get involved as a volunteer? Then contact us!

info@jazzbluesedmundston.com or 506-737-8188.

Tourism

Do you need more information on the Edmundston region?

Do not hesitate to contact the Edmundston Madawaska Tourist Office

Website: www.tourismedmundston.com | Toll Free: 1-866-737-6766

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