Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival
Jazz \ Blues \ World Music
Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Inc. (WJB) is a non-profit arts organization based in St. John’s, NL. The goal of WJB is to foster and sustain an appreciation of creative music in our community, primarily jazz, blues, funk and world music. This is achieved though year-round programming of concerts, educational activities and fundraisers.
The Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival (formerly the St. John’s Jazz Festival) was formed in April 2003 and features jazz, blues and world music across multiple venues in the City of St. John’s. The first St. John’s Jazz Festival was held in August of 2002 and was inspired by the success of the Hew Knoo Jazz Festival. In 2016, WJB celebrated its 15th festival, with headliner Colin James. Previous festivals included performers like Matt Andersen, Rob Tardik, and Holly Cole.