TD Halifax Jazz Festival made an announcement this morning about the lastest band to join their growing line-up. While Miles Davis has sadly been unavailable these last twenty-five years, his absence has opened opportunities for other acts to make headway on the jazz festival circuit, introducing brass fans to the likes of little known sensations Metric.
The Toronto-based indie rockers have been touring this year in promotion of their latest release, Pagans In Vegas, and their stop at the TD Halifax Jaz Festival will be their first appearance in Halifax in six years.
Besides winning JUNOs for Album of the Year and Group of the Year, Metric have previously been nominated for both an Oscar and a Grammy for a collaboration with film composer Howard Shore on a project that should best be remembered as a soundtrack, and not at all as a series of films about sparkly vampires.
“In our 30th anniversary we are excited to be presenting a festival that celebrates music and great artists and continues to be a highlight on the Nova Scotian cultural calendar. Through our new collaboration with Sonic Concerts we are thrilled to be able to present such internationally renowned acts such as Metric and City and Colour,” says Halifax Jazz Festival executive director Heather Gibson.
The festival already made quite a stir two weeks ago when they announced Ms. Lauryn Hill would also be joining the billing, performing on the Main Stage on the Halifax waterfront on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The full list of performers is expected out sometime early may.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 22nd at 10 a.m. Tickets are $55 in advance (including tax and service fee) and will be available at the etixnow kiosks at the Halifax Forum (2901 Windsor St.) and Music Nova Scotia (2169 Gottingen St.) and online at www.sonicconcerts.com and www.halifaxjazzfestival.ca 19+ with valid ID.
For more information visit www.halifaxjazzfestival.ca
For a film about Miles Davis that we’re unreasonably excited to see and a million reasons to like jazz, check here.