The Jazz In The Gardens Music Fest has reached its 13th edition and will open, also in 2018, the spring season of the big US jazz festivals. Among the artists already included in the line-up we find Will Downing…
The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival schedules more than 400 student’s performances, a dozen artists internationally renowned, and almost 100 workshops. The festival, one of the largest and oldest in the world, will take place on February 23 and 24, 2018. It will be possible to listen to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Big Band….
The 38th North Carolina Jazz Festival will be held in Wilmington city, from February 1 to 3, 2018, in the Wilmington Hilton Riverside Ballroom. Among the musicians we remind the Mangroove, the Nicky Parrott Trio, the pianist Rossano Sportiello and the Professor Cunningham’s Traditional Jazz Jam Band.
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The 12th edition of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival will take place from January 20 to 27, 2018. The details on the participating artists are not yet available. Surely, as in the previous editions, there will be a lot of nations and different styles, with musicians from Europe, USA and, of course, from Haiti island.
The fourth edition of the Winter Blues Jazz Festival will take place in Williamsburgh (VA, USA), from January 11 to 13, 2018, during the weekend traditionally dedicated to Martin Luther King. The next edition also will be full of concerts and events…
The Tucson Jazz Festival will be held in Tucson (AZ), from January 11 to 21, 2018. Among the artists that will take part to the festival, Hypnotic Brass, the pianist Robbie Lee, the Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandova, the vocalist and percussionist Sheila E., the Lew Tabackin Trio and many many more.
Gone as far as the 15th edition, the Winter Jazz Festival (WJF), will be held next year from January 10 to 17. As in the past editions, the WJF is still drawing attention to social justice. It is therefore aimed at those artists whose themes concern racial justice, women and gender rights, immigrants rights, mass imprisonment, environmental commitment.
The presence of the resident artist Nicole Mitchell has already been announced, as well as a tribute concert to Geri Allen, with the musical direction of Terri Lyne Carrington.
The 38th edition of the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza will take place during Thanksgiving weekend, on November 22 and 23, in San Diego Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. Among the featuring artists, coming from several genres such as traditonal jazz, dixieland, ragtime, etc., High Sierra Jazz Band, Paolo Alderighi, High Society Jazz Band, Memphis Speed Kings, Dave Bennet Quartet, Kris Tokarski Quartet with Jonathan Doyle, and many many more.
The TD James Moody Jazz Festival has reached its sixth edition, with an intense program including the Manhattan Transfer’s opening concert. During the festival many important artists will perform, such as the Bollywood singer Shankar Mahadevan, the Japanese keyboards player Hiromi Uehara with the Colombian musician Edmar Castañeda on harp, the trumpeter Chris Botti, the vocalist Dianne Reeves and many many more….
Ars Nova Workshop and FringeArts are the organizers of The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Festival, that will be held in Philadelphia (USA) from October 5 to 8. In order to make sure that the audience is able to fully interact with the performances, the stage will be set to allow a “deep listening experience”. Among the artists performing Sun Ra Arkestra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the duet featuring the harp player Zeena Parkins and the drum player Brian Chase, the flaute player Claire Chase and many many more.
The 60th edition of Monterey Jazz Festival will be held from September 15 to 17; among the artists participating to the Californian Festival we mention Herbie Hancock, Kenny Baron Trio, Regina Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chick Corea, Chris Tile & Brad Mehldau, and many more.
The New York Jazz At Lincoln Center celebrates his 30th season in 2017/2018 with a series of events starting on September 14 with a tribute to Jelly Roll Morton by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
The 38th edition of Detroit Jazz Festival (the world’s largest free jazz event), will take place in the “city of motors” from September 1 to 4. The schedule includes shows on 4 sets, jam sessions, student showcases and musical competitions.
Among the artists participating, Wayne Shorter quartet with Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci…
The 39th Chicago Jazz Festival will be held from August 31 to September 3 in Chicago Cultural Center, with the organization of Chicago Jazz Institute. Among the headliners, Jon Faddis, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom, Rebirth Brass Band.
The San Jose Jazz Public Benefit Corporation has being organising for 28 years the Californian festival where jazz, blues, latin, salsa and R&B mix for three days in the Silicon Valley. Among the featuring artists, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Maceo Parker and Peter Cincotti and many more will be a part of the San Jose Jazz Summer Festival from August 11 to 13.
The 22nd Litchfield Jazz Fest will take place in Goshen (Connecticut, USA), on August 5 and 6. Among the featuring artists, Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian sextet, Rudresch Mahanthappa, Joe Alterman Trio, Ada Rovatti quartet and Michael Mayo and Julian Shore quintets, and many more.
The Satchmo Summer Fest 2017 will be held from August 4 to 6 in New Orleans, Louis Armstrong’s birthplace, in the Old US Mint, French Quarter. The line up includes many live bands, among which Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Stephanie Jordan, Hot & Brass Band, Robin Barnes and the Fayabirds, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Treme Brass Band, Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenader.
The 2017 edition of the Newport Jazz Festival will be held from August 4 to 6. The opening concert on Friday, August 4, will take place at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, while August 5 and 5 concerts venue will be Fort Adams. Among the protagonists of the Festival, Maceo Parker, Snarky Puppy, Brandon Marsalis Quartet, Christian McBride’s Big Band and many more.
The 4th edition of Cambridge Jazz Festival will be held in Danehy Park, in the university city of Cambridge, MA, on July 30, 2017. The artists performing will be Pieces of a Dream, Tia Fuller, Ron Savage Trio feat. Eula Lawrence, Receita de Samba feat. Ana Borges and Bill Ward. A food court and a children’s corner are also available.
The next edition of Indy Jazz Festival will be held on July 23 in Indianapolis Stutz Business and Arts Center. Among the featuring artists, the organist Tony Monaco, the Indianapolis Jazz Collective with special guest Dr. Stanley Hillis and the Indy Fest Jazz Futures.
The 2017 Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz will be held in Bushnell Park, Hartford (CT, USA), from July 14 to July 16, featuring many artists among which Aziza Miller, PM Groove Project, PM Jazz&Strings celebrating Ella Fitzgerald 100th birthday. The program also includes a characteristic street market where it will be possible to buy food specialties, arts and crafts, etc.
The 33rd Fillmore Jazz Festival, the largest in the West Coast, will take place in San Francisco on next July 1 and 2, having as main theme “Summer of Love Revisited”; among the featuring artists Gary Zellerbach Quartet, Jerome Jennings Group, Kim Nalley, Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Trio, Noel Jewkes Quaratet with special guest Kay Kostopoulos, The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, and many more.
The Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017 will be held from June 30 to July 2 in the ancient Elizabethan residence of Glynde Place, East Sussex. Among the many artists featuring, the Jacksons, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Lee Fields and the Expressions, and many more.
The 38th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal) will be held from June 28 to July 8; 150 concerts in 11 different venues, including jazz as well as blues, folk, rock, pop, electronic and world music.
The 40th edition of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, this year celebrating the centennial of jazz, will be held in Saratoga Springs, NY, on June 24 and 25, featuring Chaka Khan, Jacob Collier, Jean-Luc Ponty, Gipsy King, Hudson, Dee Dee Bridgewater and many others.
The 16th edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival will be held from June 23 to July 1, featuring more than 1500 artists from all over the world, in 320 shows, that will take place in 19 locations. Among the artists Maceo Parker & the Ray Charles Orchestra, Joss Stone, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, King Crimson and many more.
The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from June 22 to July 2.
The festival schedules 300 shows of 1800 artists coming from all over the world, in 35 venues around the city, as well as movie shows and performances.
The 2017 edition of the Playboy Jazz Festival will be held on June 10 and 11 at Hollywood Bowl; the cast features, among others, Marcus Miller, Hudson, Arturo Sandoval, Jacob Collier, Gregory Porter, Kenny Garrett.
Washington DC JazzFest, scheduled from June 9 to 18, features this year more than 125 shows in 40 different venues, and introduces an extraordinary series of emerging talents and masters, with more that 90 bands and 300 artists. Among them, the Kenny Garrett Quintet, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper Experiment, the Black Violin, the korean pianist Youngjoo Song and many, many more!
The 34th edition of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival will be held from June 2 to 11 in Vermont. Many artists will participate to the event, among which Kamasi Washington, Trombone Shorty, New Breed Brass Band, Diana Krall, Terence Blanchard.
The Thelonius Monk Festival will be held at New York Lincoln Center from June 1 to 3. The music of the great American piano player will be proposed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Baqir Abbas, Hamilton de Holanda, Joey Alexander, Sullivan Fortner, among many others.