The Collingwood Jazz and Blues Society was incorporated with non-profit status in December 2008. The society presently has 100+ members who volunteer time to assist in the presentation, production and operation of Jazz and Blues events in the Collingwood - Blue Mountain area.
Society activities have expanded to include a "Jazz & Blues in the Schools "program presenting well received concerts and workshops in elementary and high schools in Collingwood since 2010. Our program does not replace existing music programs but augments them. We expose students to music they would not hear otherwise in today's world.
The Society was a major partner in the regional "Peak to Shore Festival" in 2009 and 2010 and was a partner in the "Collingwood Arts, Jazz & Blues Festival" in 2011 and 2012.
In 2012 the Society presented the TD "Future of Jazz" Event at the TD Canada Trust branch in Downtown Collingwood. This event some of the top "Under 25" jazz artists in Canada.
The Society presented a great program of Blues at the inaurgural "Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival" at the Station/Museum in Downtown Collingwood on August 18.
The Society will again present a "Blues Series" of concerts in 2012/13. Held in the Blue Mountain Foundation's "Arts Centre" in historic Downtown Collingwood. These concerts in this beautiful Art Gallery present the cream of Canadian Blues artists and have been sellouts. Superb acoustics and an appreciative audience have made this series a favourite place to play for many of Canada's premier blues artists.
The Society simply cannot deliver such high quality education and entertainment productions without financial support from private and public sources. Thank you to our past and present sponsors.Read more..