TD Halifax Jazz Festival Announces Its First Waterfront Acts

In maintaining their stance as the leading festival, this side of Montreal, the TD Halifax Jazz Festival has announced the headlining acts for their Wednesday and Thursday night sets.

On Wednesday July 10th, Swedish duo First Aid Kit take to the stage along with Newfoundland songwriter extraordinaire, Tim Baker (formally of Hey Rosetta!).  Thursday nights set will see Canadian acts dominate the stage as Juno nominated act, Bahamas and Montreal delta blues group, The Barr Brothers are set to perform.

Rounding out Tuesdays announcement is a set which is being touted as a “must see show” during this years festival.  On Thursday, July 11th Dave Liebman and Mike Murley perform as the Liebman/Murley Quartet at St. Paul’s Church.

For those of you who are unaware of this quartet, Liebman is a grammy nominated, Jazzist of the year award winner, who has played with jazz masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea and others.  Mike Murley is one of Canada’s leading jazz artists who has performed on 12 JUNO winning albums.  Completing the quartet is Order of Canada member Terry Clarke and Jim Vivan, both who find themselves in high demand as two of the most sought after jazz artists around.

With four other nights of announcements yet to come, there is still a lot more acts to be added, to this already stellar lineup.


Tickets go on sale this Friday, Mar 29 at 10am ADT. Tickets available at etixnow kiosks and online at or

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FIRST AID KIT WITH TIM BAKER – Wed, July 10, Waterfront Stage, Halifax. 7:30 doors, 8:15pm start. Tickets are $52.50 advance (including tax and service fee) / $57.50 day of show (including tax and service fee). 19+**
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BAHAMAS WITH THE BARR BROTHERS Thur, July 11, Waterfront Stage, Halifax. 7:30 doors, 8:15pm start. Tickets are $40.00 (including tax and service fee) advance / $45 day of show (including tax and service fee).19+**
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LIEBMAN / MURLEY QUARTET Thur, July 11, at St.Paul’s Church, (1749 Argyle St) Tickets are $35. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. All ages welcome.
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**Waterfront Stage shows are 19+ /Minors will be permitted if accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian and the appropriate documentation provided. For more information visit our website under FAQ page here →

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