like...The Barrie Jazz And Blues Festival are just a
few of the city's better-known cultural mainstays".
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
"With over 25 venues lined up for
this incredible jazz and
blues fest, it will be easy to find events that are free."
"Depuis une vingtaine d'années,
cet événement annuel
présente d'excellents spectacles de musique jazz et
leurs déclinaisons, notamment au village urbain (hip-hop,
Le site extérieur se trouve à Heritage Park,
spectacle sont lieu un peu partout dans la région."
futé - France
"Some of the biggest ... occur
during summer, when ...
outdoor music festivals are huge. The biggies include the
Toronto Jazz Festival, Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound,
... Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival, Sunfest in London,
"The Barrie Jazz And Blues Festival
music to Barrie .... The City of Barrie recognizes the
Festival's cultural and economic impact on the city and
considers it one of its Signature Events."
Arin Donnelly, Community Events Programmer,
City of Barrie
Brownman Ali write:
"Barrie has a remarkably attentive jazz scene at Fitzy's
-- cats who clap for solos and
recognize tunes... it was a pleasure to
play there. I always get a little apprehensive the farther
urban centres I wander (figuring I'm always at risk of being
strung up if the music's too big city weird) --
but Barrie's scene is heavy.I think a big shout out needs
to go out to Robin Munro, who runs the Barrie jazz fest,
books Fitzy's with talent I was honored to be a part of,
and has done so much for jazz education in that region.
In short -- YAY BARRIE!"