For 15 years, the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival has provided wine, art and world class jazz. This year’s festival, which is always the 4th weekend in August in Esther Short Park, offered great wine, Grammy-winning musicians and an all-round good time. The festival is produced by Bravo! Vancouver, which produces the Bravo! Vancouver Concert series. (You can buy 2012-13 tickets here.) Kudos to Michael Kissinger, Maria Manzo and their staff and volunteers for another incredible event.
Here is a photo taste of the third day of the festival:
Happy volunteers pour wine by the taste or glass
21 kinds of wine at this booth!
Pouring the Festival Wine Competition Winner - Maryhill Zinfandel 2008
Go By Train entertains the Sunday afternoon crowd
Go By Train's Dan Balmer
The future of jazz - Echo plays the Jazz Education Stage
The John Nastos Quartet
Ice Cream from Deb's Double Dip Delight
Blues musician Marcia Ball rocks the park
Marcia Ball's band members riff
Patrick's Hawaiian Cafe
Dennise Larson, Snagridge Jewelry Designer from Washougal
Dennise Larson jewelry
Kate Larsson of Gig Harbor
Navidi's Olive Oils from Camas
Five Guys Playing Jazz perform on the Jazz Education Stage
The Sunday crowd
Jazz virtuoso Diane Schuur
Diane Schuur and one very long Steinway
Diane Schuur and bassist, Roberto Vally
Festival Director Michael Kissinger, Roberto Vally and Diane Schuur jam together
Jose Feliciano and band take the stage
Jose Feliciano and his amazing guitar playing
Schuur and Feliciano close the evening with "Light My Fire"
Thank you organizers for yet another fantastic Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival! See you next year!