The 2nd edition of the Vancouver Sweet Basil Jazz Festival includes jazz pianist Jean-François Groulx from Montreal, pianist-big band leader Ron Paley from Winnipeg, legendary Miles Black, Juno winners Oliver Gannon, Ross Taggart, Juno nominee Karin Plato, Jennifer Scott, Chris Gestrin & Bernie Arai, Bob Murhpy, Michel Pan and numerous top Canadian jazz artists. The vast array of talents emerging from the secondary schools and colleges are also showcased to bring about a communal oriented event which encompasses the entire spectrum of the overall community.