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JAZZ.FM91 International Jazz Safari to Washington, D.C.

June 11June 14

A message to JAZZ.FM91 listeners and supporters regarding COVID-19

We wanted to take a moment to address the issue of the COVID-19 outbreak and the upcoming upcoming International Jazz Safari to Washington, D.C., June 11-14. As of today, this event will proceed as scheduled. There are not currently any travel advisories from the Government of Canada for Washington, D.C., or for the United States in general. The June events at the DC Jazz Festival are still proceeding as scheduled and tickets for specific events have been purchased or are on hold. Additionally, at present, Air Canada has not cancelled any flights to Washington, D.C. or to other destinations in the U.S., other than cancellations that would take place in the normal course of business.

We at JAZZ.FM91 take the health and safety of all our listeners, supporters and staff very seriously. All decisions moving forward will be taken based on the evolving situation, the actions of our travel partners and providers, and on the advice and recommendations of local and national governments and international health agencies, with the health and safety of our donors being our paramount concern.

If you have any questions or concerns about the International Jazz Safari to Washington, D.C, please feel free to contact Michael Booth, operations director at JAZZ.FM91, at mbooth@jazz.fm or at 416-595-0404 x234.

Jaymz Bee is on the hunt again for great jazz — this time with co-host Heather Bambrick in the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C.

This June, join JAZZ.FM91 on our International Jazz Safari to the DC Jazz Festival. Featuring more than 175 jazz performances from internationally renowned and emerging jazz artists from around the world, the DC Jazz Festival is a major highlight of the summer festival calendar. Whether you’re into bebop, blues, swing, soul, Latin jazz or world music, the DC Jazz Festival has something special for every jazz lover.

Your International Jazz Safari includes:

  • Round-trip airfare Toronto to Washington, D.C.
  • 3-nights accommodation at the Kimpton George Hotel
  • Ground transportation from the airport to the hotel
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Group welcome dinner with hosts Jaymz Bee and Heather Bambrick
  • Tickets to the DC Jazz Festival

Donation levels:

  • Single occupancy: $3,950 ($830 tax receipt)
  • Double occupancy: $6,470 ($1,360 tax receipt)


For more information about JAZZ.FM91’s International Jazz Safari to Washington, D.C., or to make your reservation, contact Elaine Sherwood at elaine@jazz.fm, call us at 1-800-811-2400, or click here to donate.

Merit Travel is the official travel agent and travel insurance provider of JAZZ.FM91’s International Jazz Safari to Washington, D.C.

Kimpton George Hotel

A boutique hotel, reigning on Capitol Hill


The Kimpton George Hotel offers a custom-tailored boutique hotel experience in the heart of the Washington, D.C.  Their character is rooted in the rich history of the founding fathers including George Washington himself.  Whether your stay is for work or play, the Kimpton George Hotel’s historical downtown location is just a stone’s throw away from Union Station and a short walk from the Capitol Building and countless. Other famous neighbors include the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the White House.  Paying homage to the past has never been so easy or so luxurious.

Merit Travel Insurance

Insurance that fits your travel style!

Purchasing travel insurance has never been so easy. Simply choose a plan that’s right for you, and you’re on your way.


Choose between the Globetrotter or the Jetsetter options below:

Are you a Globetrotter?

Do you need the flexibility of changing travel dates? Are your travel plans the kind that have you soul searching or adventure seeking, where you may be away from home for a lot longer than your typical two-week break…maybe even a year? You are a Globetrotter, you’ve put a lot of time and effort into researching for your lengthy trip, and you should protect it. This is travel insurance designed with you in mind. Affordable coverage that fits your trip style and budget.


  • Cancellation prior to departure – $5,000
  • Trip interruption – $50,000
  • Emergency medical – $1 million
  • Flight accident – $50,000

Available for ages 1-50 on trips 1-547 days in length

Are you a Jetsetter?

Perhaps you’re more like a Jetsetter? You frequently take a pause for quick trips, or your travel options include visiting friends and family overseas. Maybe retirement has you living La Dolce Vita and you spend a month or more at a vacation home. You need coverage that offers family rates or may be customizable. We have you covered.


  • Cancellation customizable
  • Trip interruption – unlimited
  • Emergency medical – $10 million
  • Flight accident – $100,000

Available for ages 1-74 on trips under 60 days in length (longer trips call 416-345-9726 Ext 5318)

To speak with a Merit Travel Consultant regarding your insurance coverage, call Betty Palkovic at 416-345-9726 x5318.


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