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TD Canada Trust Renews Its Title Sponsorship of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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Coastal Jazz is pleased to announce that TD Canada Trust has renewed its title sponsorship of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival for four additional years through 2014. This agreement further extends TD Canada Trust's six year relationship with the festival and together they will continue to support festival education programs such as the TD Canada Trust High School Jazz Intensive, that provide aspiring music students opportunities to learn from some of the best musicians in the world.

“We are very excited to extend our partnership with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival," said Raymond Chun, Senior Vice President, Pacific Region, TD Canada Trust. “We have been supporting this jazz festival for several years and look forward working with the festival to make it even bigger and better. This partnership has allowed us to bring the local communities together through music and culture, and has allowed us to reach out to our young aspiring musicians."

The TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival is world renowned for its innovative programming, celebratory atmosphere, and community spirit. A burgeoning and spectacular cultural event preparing to commemorate its 25th anniversary, the annual 10-day festival draws over 500,000 people to 40 venues with over 400 performances featuring more than 1,800 artists.

“We're thrilled that TD Canada Trust has renewed its commitment to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival as title sponsor through 2014," states Executive Director Julie Smith. “This is an extraordinary commitment to the Canadian music scene as well as to the local music community."

Since its inception, the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival has offered audiences musical diversity and innovation through the world's most creative artists in music. This renewed sponsorship enables the festival to continue this wonderful tradition in one of the most beautiful, exciting, and dynamic cities in the world.

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