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Gold Winner Halifax Jazz Festival

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Bronze Winner Halifax Urban Folk Festival

The Jazz Fest is on a roll thrill-wise, offering some of the most exciting shows to come through Halifax in the past couple years, including Lauryn Hill and St. Vincent. This round, it was Anderson .Paak. “HJF is totally thrilled, and proud of our amazing staff and volunteers who put their heart and soul into making 2017 an outstanding year,” says executive director Andrea Dawson Thomas. “We are one of a number of incredible music events in our city, and this is very much an honour for us.” Dawson Thomas is especially proud that the 2017 fest was 100 percent accessible. “Thank you for supporting live music, it’s so important to our community,” she says. “We know how diverse our audience is, and we will continue to bring a variety of local, national and international performers to Halifax.” The next Halifax Jazz Festival runs July 11 to 15, 2018.

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