Vancity Hot Jazz Fest

Join us this year for our second annual Hot Jazz Fest! A one day Hot Jazz Festival put on by Vancity Hot Jazz in partnership with Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society.

WHEN: Saturday, September 29th, 2018

WHERE: Peretz Centre (6184 Ash St, Vancouver, BC, near 45th & Cambie Street/ Oakridge Centre)


1:00 – 4:00 PM: Phoenix Five, lead by Jim Armstrong.

4:30 – 7:30 PM: Benny and the Goodmen, lead by Ben MacRae.

8:30 – 11:30 PM: Brad Shigeta’s Swingtime Band, lead by Brad Shigeta.


Continuing our success from Lloyd’s sold-out 90th Birthday show last year, Vancity Hot Jazz Society, with the guidance from the Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society, will be bringing together some of the best live Vancouver dixieland jazz ensembles to celebrate live hot jazz music for your listening and dancing pleasure. We will be treated to the music of experienced local and out-of-town players. Join us at the Peretz Hall for a day of celebration for hot jazz on September 29th!

Ticket sales begin on July 15th and there is no guarantee that door tickets will be available so get them while their hot!


Seating and dance space available.
Seating is first come first serve.
Doors open at 12:00 pm.

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Let’s Hear It For Yaletown

Celebrating live music in Canada, the Yaletown BIA is hosting five days of outdoor live hot jazz concerts and dancing. Let’s Hear It For Yaletown, curated by Vancity Hot Jazz Society, brings you sounds of some of the best live Canadian hot jazz bands to delight your ears and heat up your dancing feet! Free dance lessons will be provided between sets so you too can join the party and dance to live hot jazz.

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Visit Yaletown and join the community at Bill Curtis Square (Canada Line Roundhouse Station at Mainland and Davie) for free performances from Monday, June 25th to Friday, June 29th.


MONDAY, JUNE 25: New Orleans Jazz
11AM-1PM: Tim Sars Quartet
5PM-7PM: Trever Whitridge Quartet

TUESDAY, JUNE 26: Old Timey Jazz
11AM-1PM: Milk Crate Bandit
5PM-7PM: Clara Rose and the Buds

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27: Django Inspired Gypsy Jazz
11AM-1PM: Django’s Jewels
5PM-7PM: Djangoesque

THURSDAY, JUNE 28: 1920s Hot Jazz & Blues
11AM-1PM: Jack Ray Quartet
5PM-7PM: Phoenix Four

FRIDAY, JUNE 29: Swinging Era Hot Jazz
11AM-1PM: Benny and the Goodmen
5PM-7PM: Evan Arntzen and Friends


About Us

The Vancity Hot Jazz Society is a non-profit organization, run by a fantastic board of directors, striving to encourage and promote traditional live hot jazz music in dance friendly spaces in Vancouver, BC. We currently organize the weekly Hot Jazz Jam with live hot jazz music, jam sessions, and dancing.

Hot Jazz Jam

The Hot Jazz Jam is held every Tuesday night and is hosted by rotating jazz ensembles playing vintage jazz from the 1920s to early swing era in the spirit of New Orleans hot jazz for dancers & jazz lovers alike. The later set jam sessions are open to musical guests & moderated by the band-lead of the night.

Your participation directly supports performing musicians and provides a dynamic environment to hone their craft by playing with other musicians and dancers. When possible, we are open to guest musicians for a full hot jazz jam session set.

Our events are created for musicians, dancers, and jazz lovers alike. Please spread the word and join us for an evening of live music, jamming, dancing, and fun!

Please check the Hot Jazz Jam Facebook Page for up to date band information.