Jazz Festivals Worldwide

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May 26-28, 2017 The Williams Reunion Jazz Band is BACK for Duxbury Bay Maritime School’s 20th Annual Opening of the Bay Weekend Celebration, Duxbury MA

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

Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra celebrate 100 years of Jazz Basin St. Blues

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



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 10-15  The NEW ORLEANS TRADITIONAL JAZZ CAMP, co-directed by Banu Gibson and Leslie Cooper, runs from Saturday, June 10 (orientation and jam session) thru Thursday, June 15 (camper concert) – with a “lagniappe” jam session on Friday, June 16 – at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, located right in the middle of the French Quarter. The camp’s mission statement, as explained on its website, is to teach and perpetuate the musical style of early jazz music as it originated in New Orleans; to create a yearly musical event in New Orleans that will raise the level of musicianship and knowledge of early jazz; to expose traditional jazz to a larger audience; to attract musicians from around the world to NOLA to learn traditional jazz. The faculty is Banu Gibson and Leah Chase (vocals), Jamil Sharif (trumpet), David Sager and Rick Trolsen (trombone), Steve Pistorius, David Boeddinghaus and Kris Tokarski (piano), Katie Cavera (banjo/guitar), Ed Wise and Kerry Lewis (bass), Danny Rubio (tuba), Gerald French (drums), and Tom Fischer, Ray Moore and myself (reeds). In addition to multiple nightly jam sessions at jazz spots in the Quarter, extra-curricular activities include a massive jazz camp street parade from the hotel to Jackson Square, and easy access to world-renowned music venues throughout the Quarter and on vibrant Frenchman Street, just outside it. Note: THIS CAMP IS LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL CLARINET APPLICANTS. My personal promise: I’ll make you into a monster on that thing. Try me. Registration/info: http://www.neworleanstradjazzcamp.com

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.

Jun 24-25 The Freihofer’s 40th Saratoga Jazz Festival, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866  http://www.spac.org/events/jazz-festival

Jun 23-25 30th Elkhart Jazz Fest, 410 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516 Phone: (574) 293- 4469  Ben Folds, the Ramsey Lewis Quintet and Terence Blanchard & the E Collective will be headlining this year’s three-day, seven-stage festival featuring over 100 performers.  elkhartjazzfestival.com

Jul 2-30  51st Season Bar Harbor Music Festival, info: The Rodick Building, 59 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-1800 Tel.: (207) 288-5744   |   FAX: (207) 288-5886
info@barharbormusicfestival.org   http://www.barharbormusicfestival.org/

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 4-7  17th Anniversary  Satchmoo SummerFest. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. proudly announces that the August 4-6, 2017 SummerFest presented by Chevron will return to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint (formally known as the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint). In 2016, organizers held the event in Jackson Square.

Aug 8-11
  21st Annual Blast from the Bayou Cajun and Zydeco Festival!!Aug 4-6  JAZZ CAPITAL festival takes place in Kecskemét, Hungary.
Please check out our packages on the website at http://jazzcapital.hu/tickets
Also, you’ll find all details of our 8-night package here:  http://jazzcapital.hu/packages   See this great short film about last year’s festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9m7WOSH450    Tamás Ittzés, Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band

Preston, CT  800-356-2460    www.strawberrypark.net

Aug 25-27 Hot Jazz Jubilee,  Sacramento CA

Sep 15-17 The 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California.  www.montereyjazzfestival.org/2017  Headliners include Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chick Corea, Angélique Kidjo, Kenny Barron Trio, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis and many more. Artists-in-Residence for 2017 are John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton.

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