Coco Montoya press photo

Coco Montoya – press photo

The 17th Annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is scheduled to happen Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Tickets are available in advance through the festival’s website at www.vancouverwinejazz.com. Several headliners are scheduled to perform, though the line-up is not complete as of BluesNotes deadline. Blues-related artists this year include The Blind Boys Of Alabama on Friday night, and Coco Montoya and The Heritage Blues Orchestra on Sunday. Other acts include Lee Ritenour, Stanley Jordan, Don McLean and Toshiko Akiyoshi. Please check their website for further updated details, times and ticket prices.