The 2023 Festival has created a Music Education Stage.  This stage provides an opportunity for student and amateur musicians - of all ages - to perform at the Festival prior to each headline Main Stage performance.   Our vision is to eventually create a Jazz Camp and have our Main Stage musicians teach and provide master class presentations.  If you want to explore ways to support education for students from high school through adults please contact Artistic Director Dr. Michael Kissinger on our CONTACT page.​​​

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival

Made possible with support from the

Hedinger Family Foundation

Sunday Performances: Beacock's Community Jazz Band

3:15 - 3:45 PM

5:00 - 5:30 PM

6:45 - 7:15 PM

The Beacock's Community Jazz Band is the perfect model of lifelong music education.  Playing in a band or orchestra might be something you have always wanted to do, but you simply found the notion to be a bit intimidating or you might have thought that you couldn't do it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Beacock Music Concert and Stage Band were started just for those people who may have missed learning how to play an instrument back in their school years, and now they regret it. It is also for those people who played back in school, but have then spent many years building careers and raising families.

The ensemble is led by director Gene Burton, a music educator with more than 40 years teaching and professioinal performing experience.  Learn more and see their success at: BAND WEBSITE

Sponsored By McCord's Vancouver RV Center

2024 Festival Dates: August 23, 24, 25
24th Annual / Esther Short Park / Vancouver, WA USA