Your membership also gives you the right to vote and have a direct voice in JazzYYC governance and strategic direction. Plus, your membership shows us you care, and that’s good for our energy levels!
JazzYYC held its AGM and member appreciation party on Wednesday, January 14th at Lolita’s lounge. 2014 was a year of many “firsts”, including the first Jazz Celebration mini-festival, first Canadian Jazz Festival, first JazzWalk”, first show with more than 250 tickets sold and our first sold-out show. JazzYYC presented, on our own and in collaboration with our many partners, 50 different events through the Illumin8 concerts, mini-festivals, UN Jazz Day, workshops, talks and free outreach events. We also launched collaborations with Lolita’s Lounge on Just Jazz Fridays and Cornerstone Music Café on Jazz in the Burbs. Our total audience reach including our co-presents, free outreach events quadrupled to more than 8,100 people. The increase in programming meant that JazzYYC hired 134 musicians, including 103 Calgary musicians. Here are the results for the President’s Report and the JazzYYC Online Survey. (read more…)