I’m a big lover of music, especially music that isn’t just your standard drums, guitar, and keyboards, so it’s a little surprising that I’ve never been to the Atlantic Jazz Fest in the 10 years that I’ve been living in Halifax. This year however, I decided to change that so I volunteered for 16 hours over three days and I enjoyed every minute of it.

We had beautiful weather for the whole festival this year and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I got to experience some great music that ranged from experimental jazz, big band, and more. It was also great to see the range of ages of the people who were enjoying the show. From 9 to 90 everyone was having a good time.

Even if you’re not a big fan of jazz I would still encourage you to come out next year for some of the free shows just to experience the great vibe of the crowds. Also, with the wide ranging styles of jazz being performed at the festival you just may find something you like.