The mission of the Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival (SLFUWJF) is to enhance the broad cultural experience in Waterloo through the delivery of an extraordinary and accessible jazz music festival in UpTown Waterloo. The SLFUWJF was founded with the principle to sustain and promote the local jazz connection. The Festival grew out of an initiative of the UpTown Waterloo Business Improvement Area, which initially saw a few musicians playing on the street in front of a number of stores on King Street.
Through the past 24 seasons the Festival has expanded to encompass a diverse line up of Jazz music and grown into a 3 day while maintaining its commitment to be a free festival that the whole community can enjoy. The SLFUWJF is 100% volunteer organized. The Festival would not be the success that it is today if it were not for the 100 plus volunteers that give their time and effort over this 3 day event.
Entering into the 25th Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival we celebrate the longevity of the Festival and take pride in the success and meaningful impact it has had in our community as one of the premiere festivals within Waterloo Region.UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival Inc. is a registered charity 86875 9374 RR0001