Jazz it up in Oakville

The Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival is back celebrating its 22nd year of free music in the downtown core.  Taking place on August 8 and 9, the festival showcases dozens of bands on several stages with Daryl Stuermer of Genesis and Dr. Lonnie Smith, among others headlining. The annual Youth in Spotlight series will return for another year, while 2014 will mark the first evening jam session where festival goers can show off their musical talents while backed by a professional band. Go online for more details.
oakvilledowntown.com; oakvillejazz.ca