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Canadian jazz refers to the jazz and jazz-related music performed by jazz bands and performers in Canada. In Canada, there are hundreds of local and regionally based Canadian jazz bands and performers. As well, there is a smaller number of bands or performers that have achieved national or international prominence, the most notable being Oscar Peterson.
Nationally or internationally prominent artists
A small number of Canadian jazz bands and artists have achieved national or international prominence by touring across Canada, the US, or Europe, and releasing recordings that have received critical or audience acclaim in Canada and abroad. These performers include Oscar Peterson, Maynard Ferguson, Lenny Breau, Moe Koffman, Guy Lombardo, Gil Evans, Rob McConnell, Kenny Wheeler all of which are members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, as well as contemporary vocal artists such as Michael Bublé, Diana Krall and Carol Welsman.
Jazz festivals in Canada
- Media related to Jazz festivals in Canada at Wikimedia Commons