In 1991, a committee was formed to organize a week long summer jazz festival in August under the auspices of the Kelowna School of the Arts. In 1996 the committee was incorporated as the Kelowna Jazz Society and presented some of Canada's top jazz performers including Tommy Banks, P.J Perry, Oliver Gannon, Campbell Ryga, Ross Taggert, and Brad Turner. In 2001, the Society changed its name to Okanagan Jazz and Blues Society.

Read more: History


The Bylaws of the Okanagan Jazz & Blues Society are those set out in Schedule "B" to the British Columbia Society Act with the following addition:

Part V, Section 27  (3) In addition to the power to fill vacancies, the directors may at any time after an annual general meeting of the Society appoint up to a maximum of three members as directors, who shall hold office until the next following annual general meeting of the Society.  A quorum for a directors meeting is the majority of the directors.

 OJBS Bylaws Complete Document - 9 pages




The purpose of Okanagan Jazz and Blues Society is to:

  • nurture an appreciation for jazz and blues music in the Okanagan,
  • provide Okanagan residents and visitors more opportunities to hear and see high quality jazz and blues performers by holding jazz and blues concerts,
  • inform and educate the public about jazz and blues music,
  • encourage and develop Okanagan jazz and blues artists,
  • hold an annual jazz and blues festival in the Okanagan, and
  • do all such things as is necessary and conducive to the attainment of the above objects, or any of them.

Up Coming Events

Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues

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101-135 Rutland Rd,
Kelowna, BC
V1X 2Z4
(778) 753-6328


289 Bernard Ave
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6N2
(250) 868-3699


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The Blue Gator

Kelowna's House Of The Blues

Poppa Dawg Trio
Wed Nights 9pm

441 Lawrence Ave
Kelowna, BC CANADA
(250) 860-1529



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Now you can buy all your Okanagan Jazz and Blues Society event tickets at Milkcrate Records!

Milkcrate Records

1551 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC, Canada
V1Y 2A7

(250) 862-8965



Monday 11am-7pm
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday 11am-7pm
Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday 12am-6pm

School of Blues

School of Blues 2016Don't miss the SCHOOL OF BLUES every Thursday at 7-9 PM in the Atrium at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Sherman Doucette and Kenny Wayne are running a School of BLUES with at the Rotary Centre for the Arts... every 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursday of each month from 7 to 9pm (Right after the Jazz Jam) Beginning March 17th St Patricks Day! It's open to the public. Attendance is by donation. Licensed Bistro. 421 Cawston Ave.Plus the RCA Bistro is licensed and open for food, gelato & beverages.


421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC


Bartel Entertainment presents

Jazz Nights

with The Trevor Salloum Group and Special Guests:

Sept.8 Bob Rogers
Oct.13 Laura Crema*
Nov.10 Kinga Heming
Dec.8 Neil Fraser/Andrew Smith
Jan.12 Craig Thomson
Feb.9 Amanda Morazain

 Second Friday of the month
8pm $10/5 Students (Laura Crema $20)*

At Muninn’s Post
575 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N9

Web Site: https://jazznightskelowna.wordpress.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/jazznightskelowna
Venue: http://www.muninnspost.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/jazznightskelowna

Venue: http://www.muninnspost.com

Jazz Jam

rca jazz jamDon't miss the Live After 5 JAZZ JAM every Thursday at 5-7 PM in the Atrium at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Appropriate for all ages, the program showcases local talent in our South Atrium. Your host, Craig Thomson or Stephen Buck, coordinates drum, bass and keys.  This event is open to everyone, if you're an artist, performer or simply interested in arts and entertainment – come and have some fun and get a chance to meet people in an approachable and relaxed environment.  Along with the entertainment, browse art in the Galleria or Artist Studios. The building is very active on Thursdays, with the wildly popular Salsa Thursdays at 8PM. Plus the RCA Bistro is licensed and open for food, gelato & beverages.


421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, BC