Tanks and the Bangas, the Grammy nominated New Orleans jazz/groove group that's having a moment, will play at Halifax Jazz Festival this July.

Halifax Jazz Festival announces first wave of 2022 acts

Julie Doiron, Half Moon Run w/ Andy Shauf, Tank and the Bangas among artists named.

Summer 2022 is already heating up to be a good time–and the sizzle factor has climbed even higher with today's announcement that Halifax Jazz Festival is returning to a pre-pandemic format of live, in-person programming on the Halifax waterfront, at St. Matthew’s United Church and at The Carleton.

The first wave of artists announced includes singer-songwriter royalty Julie Doiron whose new album I Thought Of You is on steady rotation at Coast HQ. Also announced? New Orleans jazz/groove stars Tanks and the Bangas, a Grammy-nominated act which won NPR's prestigious Tiny Desk Contest in 2017. Other buzzy shows include a waterfront main stage set starring can-rock stars Half Moon Run and Andy Shauf—and a special showcase by multiple Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Award-winning band The Mellotones, known to heat dance floors all over our fair city.

Halifax Jazz Festival will be held from July 13-17, 2022.

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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