Jazz Festivals Worldwide

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Jane Collins' Portrait of band

by Jane F. Collins      http://www.janecollinsartist.com                                                      Williams Reunion Jazz Band  at Opening of the Bay, Duxbury MA  May 2015

Riverboat Stompers on Holland America Jazz Cruise January 5-19, 2018
Join ever-popular Jimmy Mazzy and the Riverboat Stompers on a 2-week Caribbean cruise with JazzSea.  Four prominent trad bands from across the USA appear nightly on Holland America’s MS Veendam.  Includes Banjos Aweigh and Jammers programs.  Ten Ports of Call and Booking info:  CLICK


Michael Steinman https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/

Yankee Jazz Beat   Eric Bruno Borgman

Jazz Education Network – Syncopated Times – Jazz Video Search Engine

JazzSea Cruises          Jazzdagen Tours
20th, 25th, 29th and 31st 2016 Australian Jazz Conventions, by Nick Ribush

Essex Winter Series 2017
Suncoast Jazz Classic 2016
Jeff and Joel’s House Party 2016



Mar 2  Django A Go Go Festival in New Jersey!! Rhythm Future Quarter is performing Thursday, March 2nd as part of the festival! Get your tickets in advance – http://www.djangoagogo.com  https://www.facebook.com/RhythmFutureQuartet/videos/730460473757544/

Mar  3-5 Jazzbash By The Bay, Monterey CA  Ivory & Gold

Mar 9-12 Tribute to Bix Festival, Racine Wisconsin www.bixfest.com/

Mar 10-12 South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival, North Bend OR  clambakejazz.com/

Mar 13 – 8pm Bix Beiderbecke Birthday Bash at Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ  Mike Davis and the New Wonders Pay Tribute to the Jazz Legend.  Joining Davis will be Dan Levinson on clarinet, Joe McDonough on trombone, Jared Engel on banjo, Dalton Ridenhour on piano, Jay Rattman on bass saxophone, and Jay Lepley on drums.

Mar 18-19 Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, New Orleans LA jazzandheritage.org

Mar 24-27 BOHÉM FESTIVAL:  There WILL BE the Bohém Ragtime & Jazz Festival for the twenty-sixth occasion in a row. The festival will be held March 24-26, 2017, in the Hírös Agóra Cultural Centre in Kecskemét, as usual. More news very soon, including ticket-links etc.  POSTER

Mar 24-26 Durango Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, Durango CA durangoragtimefestival.com

Mar 24-26 Riverside Jazz Party, Boise ID  http://www.sunvalleyjazz.com/?gclid=CO7Bh72N39ECFQOBswod_-4HuQ 

Mar 30-Apr 2 Redwood Coast Music Festival, Eureka CA
Hot Jazz, Swing, Blues, Zydeco, Rockabilly, Country – we’ve got it all.  rcmfest.org

Mar 30-Apr 1   11th Annual Charlles Templeton Ragtim and Jazz Music Festival, Starkville Mississippi  library.msstate.edu/ragtimefestival

Apr 1-2 Pensacola Jazzfest,  historic Seville Square in downtown Pensacola. FL http://jazzpensacola.com/

Apr 6-9  The 34th Annual French Quarter Festival The largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world will bring more than 1,700 world-class, local musicians; food from the City’s favorite restaurants at the ‘The World’s Largest Jazz Brunch’; and four days of fascinating special events like Let Them Talk: Conversations on Louisiana Music, Whitney Bank Film Fest at French Quarter Fest with Cinema on the Bayou, Pirates Alley Juried Art Show, Free Dance Lessons, Opera at Dusk, and the Chevron Children’s Headquarters and STEAM Zone. Live, Local Music on 23 Stages. Festival Debuts include Aaron Neville and Over 40 Artists. The World’s largest block party!  fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest
Opening Night Gala at Antoine’s, 713 St. Louis St. Patron Party (7-8 p.m.)
and Gala (8-10:30 pm) – $250; Early Bird Gala (purchase through March 31) – $155
Gala (beginning April 1) – $175. Tickets with Reserved Seating Also Available   Click here to purchase tickets NOW or call (504) 522-5730
                            Click here to see the complete music schedule!


Apr 7-9 Jazzaffair, Three Rivers CA

Apr 28-May 7  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced its 2017 lineup. Jazz artists scheduled to appear include Trombone Shorty, Lee Konitz, George Benson, Kenny Barron, Abdullah Ibrahim, Ellis Marsalis, Hugh Masekela, SFJAZZ Collective, Harry Connick Jr., Terence Blanchard and many more.  It also features a Cuban theme with performances at various stages, as well as a wide array of top music acts from other genres.  More…

Apr 28-30 Capital City Jazz Fest, Madison WI

May 31-Jun 3,  36th Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia MO www.scottjoplin.org/  Ivory & Gold

June 8-11 21st Annual Blast from the Bayou, Strawberry Park, 42 Pierce Rd, Preston, CT 06365-8122 Outdoors with indoor rain facility, Large Wood Dance Floor
 Info: (888) 794-7944
JimmyJo & The Jumbol’ayuhs (ME Cajun) (Thu)
Magnolia Cajun Band (RI Cajun) (Thu)
Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp (IL Creole) (Thu to Fri)
Rusty Metoyer and The Zydeco Krush (LA Zydeco) (Fri)
Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys (LA Cajun) (Fri to Sat)
Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys (LA Cajun) (Fri to Sat)
Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band (RI Zydeco,Creole,Roots) (Fri to Sat)
Pine Leaf Boys (LA Cajun) (Sat)
Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2 Step (LA Zydeco) (Sat)
Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie (LA Zydeco,Creole) (Sat to Sun)
Jesse Lége and Bayou Brew (TX Cajun) (Sat to Sun)
JimmyJo & The Jumbol’ayuhs (ME Cajun) (Sun)
C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band (NY Cajun) (Sun)
ZydeGroove (NY Zydeco,Creole) (Sun)

Jun 9-19 Jazzdagen Arbors Records Jazz Alive Cruise

Jun 11-17 Jazz by the Sea Festival 2017 http://www.bournemouthjazzfestival.co.uk/  Previously known as The Bournemouth Jazz Festival, Flat 4 Canford Court, 7 Cliffe Drive, Poole Dorset UK, BH13 7JD. Tel  0120 706662.  Mob  0771 611123.  Throughout the festival week, there will be live performances at various locations, including retail outlets, shopping arcades, bars, restaurants, hotels and clubs. The event will close with a major headline concert at The Lighthouse in Poole on 17th June.

Jul 7-16 Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia Italy http://www.umbriajazz.com/
Join NPR Radio WICN, Worcester for a week’s trip to Italy, including this Festival!

Jul 28-30 Evergreen Jazz Festival, Evergreen CA  http://evergreenjazz.org/

Aug 8-11   21st Annual Blast from the Bayou Cajun and Zydeco Festival!!
Preston, CT  800-356-2460    www.strawberrypark.net

Aug 25-27 Hot Jazz Jubilee,  Sacramento CA

Oct 13-15 Jeff & Joel’s House Party returning to Elks Lodge, Branford, CT. ‘Taste of the Weekend’ kicks off Friday, Oct 13th at 7:30 with Banu Gibson, Dan Levinson, Vince Giordano, Jeff Barnhart and Tom Palinko, who will also be with us on Sat and Sun.  For the Saturday/Sunday performances, in addition, it’s Noel Kaletsky, Fred Vigorito, Tom Boates, Kevin Dorn, Dalton Ridenhour (piano), Matt Musselman (trombone), Mike Davis (trumpet), Frank Tate (bass), and of course, Jeff and Joel.  Go to  www.jeffandjoelhoiuseparty.com for times and rates.  Hurry, as much of the seating is already reserved.  For more info, call Maureen at 203-208-1481.  As in past JJHP weekends, single sessions will go on sale after July 1 and Friday night will be $40 per person with Saturday and Sunday sessions remaining $80 per person. Also as in previous JJHP weekends, Saturday and Sunday EACH session comes with lunch, dinner (Saturday) or brunch (Sunday).
 Elks Lodge, Route 146, 158 South Montowese Street in Branford, CT
JJHP – www.jeffandjoelshouseparty.com  203-208-1481

Nov 17-19  27h Annual Suncoast Jazz Classic, Clearwater FL  www.suncoastjazzclassic.com 727-248-9441
2015 Suncoast Jazz Classic by CineDevine

Nov 22-26 38th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest and SWING EXTRAVAGANZA
Presented at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center500 Hotel Circle North  www.sdjazzfest.org



Jan 5-19 Riverboat Stompers on Holland America Caribbean Dixieland Jazz Cruise January 5-19 with Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz, New Orleans Nighthawks, & Grand Dominion.  Cruises that feature Dixieland jazz bands and artists performing the music of the Golden Age of Jazz, the 1920s. Also including our Jammers and Banjos Aweigh programs, sing-a-longs and JazzSea “U”, a jazz oriented workshop for player-passengers.  For more information on JazzSea 2018, click here. more info