The OLG Main Stage at Kew Gardens stage is our global “listening post”. Bands that headline this stage come with a story to share. It’s a unique opportunity to witness up close and personal, jazz musicians who’ve created a special buzz on the international music scene. Featuring non-stop free concerts all weekend long in the heart of the Beach community.

This year we’ve chosen to locate our Youth Stage to the west of the Kew Gardens Main Stage for increased visibility. Featuring the talents of the National Youth Jazz Combo and Jazz Workshop Ensembles.


Kew Gardens Youth Stage (south west side before the ball diamond)

The 25th Anniversary Beaches International Jazz Festival is proud to present some of Canada’s best up-and-coming youth jazz musicians who take part in Youth Jazz Canada. Youth Jazz Canada is a national level pre-professioinal training program for talented youth interested in pursuing performance careers in music. Students audition from across the country to participate in the National Youth Jazz Combo which has performed at MusicFest Canada, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and the Beaches Jazz Festival. Workshop participants audition from around the world and attend a two-week workshop at Humber College in Toronto. These youth Combos are lead by some of Canada’s finest professional jazz musicians. Don’t miss the chance to see the future of jazz music in Canada!
Youth Jazz Canada Presents
The National Youth Jazz Combo
and Combos from the 2013 Summer Jazz Workshop
Tips for an enjoyable stay:
If you plan to stay a while – and we encourage you to – bring sun screen and a hat, a big blanket or folding chairs to rest on, and (yes it’s sometimes necessary) – rain gear. You can also grab a seat in our licensed beer garden located within viewing distance of the stage! Kew Gardens park is wheelchair accessible. We set aside a viewing area in the vicinity of the stage for people using wheelchairs or motorized scooters.
Main Stage
Youth Stage
Main Stage
Youth Stage