Katrina Chen

MLA of British Columbia Katrina Chen was elected as the MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed 2017, and re-elected in October 2020. She previously served as the Minister of State for Child Care. Prior to her election as an MLA, Katrina served as a Trustee on the Burnaby Board of Education, and worked in both provincial and federal … Read more

Michael Hollett

Managing Director of NXNE music festival Michael Hollett is a Canadian publishing and live music legend. Hollett is founder of the NorthbyNortheast (NXNE) Music Festival and founder/editor/publisher of NEXT Magazine, a music and arts print and online magazine as well as co-founder of Toronto’s NOW Magazine. He is a founding board member of the Canadian … Read more

2023 Workshop

Workshop Time to Play Around the World Oct 18 Producing Community Music Events 101 Oct 19 Time to Press NEXT Oct 19 Time to Play Around the World Tennyson King Tennyson King Nomadic musician Tennyson King, a seasoned DIY artist and music entrepreneur, has crafted a sustainable and thriving career through extensive international touring. His … Read more

Charlie Wu

Managing Director of Jade Music Fest As the general director of SWACT, Charlie Wu aims to bridge various industries and promote the development of a diverse market. He is working with several organizations like Creative BC to expand Chinese-language music across Canada through organized events. Charlie was recognized in 2006 by the province of British … Read more

Nancy Lee

Interdisciplinary Media Artist, Curator, DJ, & Cultural Producer Nancy Lee 李南屏, a Taiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary media artist, curator, DJ, and cultural producer. Co-founding Chapel Sound, an electronic music and art collective, and CURRENT, a multidisciplinary initiative supporting women, gender-diverse artists, and racialized artists, Nancy actively champions emerging talent. They also run a vibrant event and production … Read more

2023 Panel

Panels Performances Artist Talk Panels Time to Amplify Vancouver Oct 20 Time to Play Together Oct 20 Time to Amplify Vancouver Jade Music Fest envisions Vancouver as North America’s focal point for Chinese-language music. In its infancy, this concept welcomes contributors to shape a future where this vision becomes reality, magnifying Chinese-language music’s global prominence. … Read more

2023 Artist Talk

Artist Talk Performances Artist Talk Panels Time to Play My Music: Changing Keys Oct 18 Oct 18 Time to Play My Music: Resonance Oct 19 Time to Elevate: Xiao Bing Chih Oct 19 Reserve Seats Wednesday October 18th 09:30 am – 10:50 am ANNEX in Vancouver Time to Play My Music: Changing Keys On the … Read more

2023 Performances

Performances Performances Artist Talk Panels Time to Play For the Lost Time Oct 13 Time to Play For the Lost Time Oct 18 Opening Concert Strike the Chord Oct 18 JMF Showcase Rise Up Oct 19 JMF Showcase Feel the Beat Oct 20 Time to Play For the Lost Time: Van Lefan *In partnership with … Read more

Van Lefan

樂凡 Van Lefan樂凡 is a Taiwanese multidisciplinary artist with practices in music, sound art, visual media, written works, theatre, northern Shaolin kung fu, dance, and aerial hoop. Composing using field recordings, feedback, self made instruments, electronics, voice, and acoustic instruments, her work continues to explore new ways interweaving mediums can create immersive spaces for healing, … Read more

Jason Qiu

秋咏 Classically trained on the piano since age 4, Vancouver-born Jason Qiu began composing his own songs as a teenager and spent several years performing with local bands. After a choir director told him during an audition that no one would be able to hear his voice, Jason began his journey as a solo artist, … Read more