The Festival Jazz et Blues de Saguenay host nominated artists and winners of the most prestigious Galas from across the country (Juno Awards, ADISQ, LYS blues, Maple Blues Awards, etc.)
Through fourteen venues, over one hundred and fifty artists perform in front of thousands of spectators and offer breathtaking performances. The programming committee is always on the lookout for the world music news, has the objective of always present the most popular artists.
The intimacy of most venues offers fans a direct contact with the various groups and musicians on the program. The festival aims to allow young up-and-coming musicians to work alongside professional artists through the Place aux Jeunes component and to give 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 a quality programming of international caliber. This is how this event care about the cultural development of the region and help promote Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean throughout the country and beyond.
For over 23 years now, the Saguenay Jazz and Blues Festival has been animating downtown Chicoutimi with an effervescent springtime energy that can be felt in the crowd and on stage! Having hosted on his scenes big names such as John Pizzarelli, Ravi Coltrane, Madeleine Peyroux, Joe Lovano, John Clegg, Bob Walsh, Oliver Jones, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, John Hammond Jazz and Blues Festival stands out year after year by its rich and varied programming.
Thousands of jazz and blues fans have seen the most talented artists in the world: Geoffroy, Bobby Bazini, Sam Tucker, Harry Manx and the Esca Quartet, Sarah McKenzie
The next edition of the festival will be held from April 21st to 25th! With: Émilie Claire-Barlow, Mouse on the keys, Colin Moore, Nikki Yanofsky, Symphony Orchestra & Florence K, Lachey Doley ... The whole program will be unveiled in March