A new festival is coming to Whistler over the Labour Day long weekend from September 2nd to 4th.

The Jazz on the Mountain festival is a weekend filled with concerts by top international and Canadian jazz artists, free concerts around Whistler Village, a street festival with children’s entertainment and family fun, and a master class series for selected students.

Outdoor concerts at Whistler Olympic Plaza

Daily outdoor ticketed concerts will be at the Whistler Olympic Plaza. Jazz on the Mountain will feature jazz greats including Kevin Eubanks Quartet, Stanley Jordan Trio, Oliver Jones Trio, The New Gary Burton Quartet, Spyro Gyra, The Rippingtons and more!

The Whistler Olympic Plaza will play host to the inaugural Jazz on the Mountain at Whistler, offering festivalgoers the opportunity to be among the first to experience this incredible facility.  This outdoor venue features stunning views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

Tickets are available as a 3-day pass or single-day passes and will provide access to the Whistler Olympic Plaza venue from noon until night, with in and out privileges.   Tickets are valid for all shows each day in the Whistler Olympic Plaza.

The venue will also feature the Jazz Bistrosponsored by Heineken, Appleton Estate Rum and its Festival beverage The Appleton Pentatonic, and by WineOnline.  Relax in this great venue and enjoy snacks, cheese, gourmet food, beer, wine, and other beverages.

There will be a Solo GuitarSeries at MillenniumPlace. This late-night series of performances is set to thrill as three jazz guitar masters each take to the stage for a solo performance.  This is a ticketed event and will feature guitar virtuosos Stanley Jordan, Kevin Eubanks, and Russ Freeman (of The Rippingtons) in their element.

Free outdoor concerts

Whistler’s Village Square, at the very heart of the resort, will host a stage for the duration of the festival.  Daily free shows are at 2 pm and 4:30 pm and will feature the powerhouse jazz fusion ensemble Five After Four, bass virtuoso Michael Farquharson, drum wizard Mat Marucci, Five Alarm Funk, and more!

Street Festival

Throughout the three-day Jazz on the Mountain festival, Whistler Village will come alive with an incredible street festival featuring acoustic musicians,face-painters, jugglers, and acrobats. This is the perfect entertainment for kids and all the family.

Jazz on the Mountain Schedules

For more information check out detailed schedules of…

  • Day 1 featuringKevin Eubanks, Stanley Jordan and more;
  • Day 2 featuringGary Burton, The Rippingtons and more;
  • Day 3 featuringOliver Jones, Spyro Gyra and more;
  • or visit the Jazz on the Mountainwebsite.

Are you looking for Whistler accommodation for the Jazz on the Mountain Whistler Festival?

Check out Aloha’s complete listing of accommodations in Whistler. Then contact our in-resort local experts to get more information or book your lodgings, events, and activities!