The TD Victoria International JazzFest (formerly known as JazzFest International), is a 10 day music festival featuring the jazz, blues, world and roots music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. This “grandfather” of music festivals serves the communities in the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands region. This TD sponsored music festival takes place in downtown Victoria, incorporating ten venues, 91 individual performances (39 ticketed, 26 cover charge and 26 free to the public), 349 musicians in 72 bands. Since its inception in 1985, the festival has been presented and produced by the Victoria Jazz Society. The festival will celebrate its 31st anniversary in 2015.