Karen Zukas cites a number of benefits being offered for young musicians wanting to be part of this year’s new Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival in July. (Special to the Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Chances being offered for buskers as part of Fort Langley’s new jazz festival

Young musicians and emerging talent are being encouraged to apply for July 28 event.

Fort Langley hopes to become a hub of busking talent during the new Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival next month – that is, if event organizers have their way.

It’s an opportunity for youth musicians and emerging talent to play throughout the village on Saturday, July 28, said Karen Zukas, the event’s executive director.

The festival will select between 12 and 14 groups to perform throughout the day at six busker performance areas located around the historic village.

“The festival will provide a unique opportunity for these groups to perform alongside professional jazz musicians at a jazz festival,” Zukas said.

But the educational or mentoring benefits don’t end there, she elaborated.

Participants will also have an opportunity to participate in a free jazz education workshop and jam with professional musicians and music educators on Sunday, July 29.

Jazz busker performance applications are now open on the festival website.

“One of the key objectives of the inaugural Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is to support and celebrate the many aspiring young jazz musicians,” Zukas said.

Along with youth busker performance opportunities, the festival line-up includes up-and-coming Delta artist Julia Copeman-Haynes, performing with the Miles Black quartet.

RELATED: Fort Langley duo create new jazz and arts festival

Just Posted

VIDEO: Sopwith takes flight for Father’s Day at Museum of Flight

Dads got in free Sunday at “pops and props” event

VIDEO: 89-year-old runner celebrates Father’s Day on the track

Spectators were on their feet Sunday morning cheering Langley’s Ike Thiessen across the finish line.

UPDATE: All lanes open after crash closed Sea-to-Sky near Lions Bay

Hwy. 99 not expected to re-open until 2:30 p.m.

‘Only in Aldergrove’ rec centre nears completion

Fabulous new Township of Langley facility will put our town on the map

BC Lions defensive back Marcell Young levels streaker in home opener

Young hit the fan near one of the 45-yard lines

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

B.C. NHL prospect expected to make ‘full recovery’ after incident in Calgary

Jordy Bellerive was injured in a reported house fire Saturday night

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Two Mexican World Cup fans were among those hit

B.C. VIEWS: Orphans of our urban drug culture neglected again

Child advocate Bernard Richard leaves B.C. with harsh message

From marijuana beer to pot cookies, Canadian companies creating cannabis edibles

Manufacturers think that edibles will do well with users who don’t want to smoke or vape

Privacy lawyer warns against victim blaming in recent sextortion scams

Perpetrators get sexual photos of the victim and threaten to share them with friends and families

Motorcycle crash sends man to hospital with life-threatening injuries

Rider collided with a car near Edmonds SkyTrain in Burnaby

QB Jennings leads Lions to 22-10 win over Alouettes

B.C. wins CFL home opener over Montreal

Most Read