The 38th edition of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

Emmylou Harris, Killer Mike, Fitz and The Tantrums, Matt Andersen & The Big Bottle of Joy, The War and Treaty, and Charlotte Day Wilson to headline TD Halifax Jazz Festival Plus Jill Barber, Eliana Cuevas & Jeremy Ledbetter, Julian Lage, Emmet Cohen Trio and more as part of the full festival line up.

The 38th edition of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival (HJF) will take place throughout Halifax, Nova Scotia from Tuesday, July 9 to Sunday, July 14.

Since 1987, the TD Halifax Jazz Festival – originally JazzEast Rising – has been a non-profit organization promoting music and education. Organizing the oldest and largest summer festival in Atlantic Canada, the event also hosts diverse activities, including Jazz Labs and the Creative Music Workshop, contributing to Halifax’s vibrant cultural scene. With a commitment to diversity and cultural celebration, the festival showcases talented musicians, fosters community engagement, and provides unforgettable musical experiences for all. 

 The schedule for the TD Main Stage on the Halifax Waterfront is as follows:

 Tuesday, July 9          Killer Mike with Universal Soul and LXVNDR & Tachichi

Wednesday, July 10   Fitz and the Tantrums with Ruby Waters

Thursday, July 11       Emmylou Harris with Alan Syliboy & the Thundermakers

Friday, July 12            Matt Andersen & The Big Bottle of Joy and The War and Treaty 

Saturday, July 13        Charlotte Day Wilson with Nick Hakim

Sunday, July 14          Rankin MacInnis’ Jazz Fest Jamboree (featuring Aisling Dancers, 

                                   Arenye, Basyl, Blanche Israel, Kayo, Nicola Ariana) and

                                   Moneka Arabic Jazz

 The schedule for St. Matthew’s United Church is as follows:

Wednesday, July 10   Jill Barber

Thursday, July 11       Eliana Cuevas & Jeremy Ledbetter

Friday, July 12            Julian Lage 

Saturday, July 13        Emmet Cohen Trio

The schedule for The Carleton is as follows:

 Wednesday, July 10   Tom Roach Quintet with Bellbird

Thursday, July 11       Maryna Krut

Friday, July 12            Avataar

Saturday, July 13        Laura Anglade

 The schedule for The Seahorse Tavern is as follows:

 Thursday, July 11        Music Nova Scotia Summer Mash Up

Friday, July 12            The Liquor Store with Somewhere Soon

 Returning this year is the widely popular Late Night Jam at The Local (2037 Gottingen St) from Wednesday July 10 to Saturday July 13, beginning at 10:30 p.m. This event is FREE to attend, and will feature Pupo, Hynes and Moynihan, The Ally Fiola Quartet, James Shaw Quartet, and The 6 Star Revue. Musicians are encouraged to bring instruments to join in! 

 The renowned faculty of TD HJF’s educational program, Creative Music Workshop returns for a nightly series of exploratory music, from Wednesday July 10 to Saturday July 13 at 7 p.m. at the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library. The series will conclude on Sunday July 14, at 1 p.m., for the closing concert featuring the students of the eight-day Creative Music Workshop.

 The festival’s Partnered Stages will be on offer at local bars and restaurants, with FREE nightly music at Obladee Wine Bar (1600 Barrington St.), Baton Rouge (1877 Hollis St.), and The Lion’s Head Tavern (3085 Robie St.) throughout the festival.

 In addition to above, there will be FREE daily concerts from Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the TD Main Stage on the Halifax Waterfront and FREE Jazz Labs, offering a behind-the-scenes look at making music that includes artist talks, master classes, and interactive concerts, which will take place at public libraries throughout HRM. 

 There will also be FREE concerts on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, from 12 noon – 4 p.m., at Hydrostone Park and the African Nova Scotian Music Association will showcase performances once an hour, on the hour from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ferry Terminal Park.

 All FREE daytime programming is suitable for all ages.

 The full schedule and performer information at

 “Every year the lineup of TD Halifax Jazz Festival always looks and sounds different from its predecessor. We are thrilled that the 38th edition of the festival continues this trend, with music and ideas coming together from around the world,” says Andrew Jackson, festival Artistic Director. “One constant year over year, however, is that this festival offers something for everyone, and I encourage you to take the time to discover something new, as you will not be disappointed. It’s a beautiful thing, and I hope to see you out there!”

“It is no small feat to pull off an event like this and it is abundantly clear to me how much heart and soul goes into creating this experience for our audiences and artists, ” says Tenille Goodspeed, festival Executive Director. “To our audience, I invite you to join us this year. We have free daytime shows and incredible evening performances and our festival is bursting at the seams with talent. With something for everyone, we have something for you!” 

 Support for the TD Halifax Jazz Festival is provided by numerous corporate and community partners including TD Bank Group, Build Nova Scotia, and funded by the Government of Canada, Province of Nova Scotia and Halifax.

“At TD, we believe music has the power to move, inspire and unite communities,” says Jenn Auld, Vice-President TD Canada Trust – Atlantic Region. “We’re thrilled to sponsor the 2024 TD Halifax Jazz Festival this year again. This festival provides opportunities for talented local artists to come together with fans in the heart of Halifax and create new music memories. We hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the engaging and unique festival line up that is planned.”

 TICKETS & PASSES: Tickets and passes are on sale now at