The Board of Directors of Brandon Jazz Festival Incorporated has voted to dissolve the corporation.
Executive Director Brent Campbell wishes to thank all the many directors, groups, adjudicators and performers for their support since 1983 when the festival started with 12 groups and two adjudicators, Phil Nimmons and Don Clark.
“This seemed like a good time to do this with the BJF having had to cancel the event for the third consecutive year. I wasn’t sure that we could ever return to the template we had enjoyed for so many years with so many groups attending and it felt like a major change in the format was necessary. The Board felt that another entity would be best suited to take an event like this in a new direction.”
“Brandon University will take over the administration and running of a new event with a new format in 2023. Greg Gatien, Dean of the School of Music at Brandon University, and Jazz & Contemporary Popular Music faculty members Eric Platz, Marika Galea, and Ken Gold, will be responsible for the new event.”