It's time the world knows that Calgary is a world class culinary and cultural destination.
Please vote for The Tasty Jazz Festival - "The World's Most Delicious Jazz Festival". As Canada’s Cultural Capital, Calgary would have the opportunity to start a new annual festival that invites the world to show off their very best food and jazz in a combined festival taking place in August at Olympic Plaza.
As the inaugural Tasty Jazz Festival, I suggest inviting the city of New Orleans, Louisiana to come to Calgary and bring it’s very best food and jazz to share with Calgarians. As the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is a perfect choice as the first guests to share their exquisite culinary and music traditions.
Future Tasty Jazz invitees may include Tokyo, New York City, Chicago, London, Paris, Rio or even entire countries such as Norway, Spain, Finland, Germany, Cuba etc.
As 2012 is the 100th anniversary of The Calgary Stampede, I argue that it’s time for Calgary to begin a new tradition of showing the world much more than just Calgary’s western heritage because Calgary is much more: it’s a culinary and cultural destination. By inviting the world to teach us about their food and jazz they will experience ours in the process.