The third Annual World of Jazz Festival is back in Brampton in just a few days.

Presented by B-Jazzed, the festival begins on Friday, September 6 in downtown Brampton. The legendary, 18-time Grammy-winning, Count Basie Orchestra kicks off the events with a performance at The Rose at 8 p.m. 

On Saturday, September 7th, jazz lovers can enjoy non-stop, free music — from local and international artists — all day in Garden Square and in Vivian Lane. The fun kicks off at 1:30 p.m. and will go on well into the night to 11 p.m. with 3 stages, 15 performances, onsite sponsors and food vendors, and a family fun zone.

The Schedule

1:30pm – Rich Brown & The Abeng (Main Stage) 
2:30pm – The Sidemen (South stage) 
3:30pm – Johan Aguirre & The 905 Mambo Train (Main stage)
4:45pm – The Ault Sisters (South stage)
5:45pm – Morgan Childs Soul Jazz Revue (Main stage)
6:45pm – Simone Morris (South stage) 
7:45pm – Avataar (Main stage)
8:45pm – Tumako (South stage)
9:45pm – Dawn Tyler Watson (Main stage)

The Family Fun Zone on Vivian Lane opens at 1:30 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m. on Saturday with tons of fun activities including face painting, virtual reality game stations, Long & McQuade instrument demos and cartoon characters will be there too, including Dora the Explorer.

Local restaurant J. Red & Co. Food + Drink is also participating in the festival with evening jazz sessions alongside dinner. Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill & Bar is also bringing back their popular late-night jam session, which is happening from 11 p.m. onwards.

You can support your local community by bringing a non-perishable food item for the Knight Table Food Drive as well.