Meet Larry Kurtz
Founder & Artistic Director,
Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival
Larry Kurtz has always loved music and in 1999, he got hooked on the idea of bringing blues and jazz music to Orangeville. He knew there was an audience here, and with support from his family and friends, he made it happen. The first Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival was held in 2003 and the rest is history.
About the festival, Larry says, "I love the people. I obviously love the music too, but seeing everyone come together - the artists, the volunteers, the community - and hearing their stories and experiences, that's what it's all about."