Jazz Fest cancelled

The CBC is reporting that this year’s Calgary Jazz Festival has been cancelled the day before it was supposed to start. A six-hour board meeting by interim president Richard Sherry led to the decision after it was concluded that there was no way this year’s fest could be financially viable. How this relates to the multiple resignations from the jazz fest board isn’t clear but it’s obviously not a great sign for the festival’s future.

Refunds for passes and individual tickets will be made available but exact details haven’t emerged.