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 Jazz Festivals

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Jazz festivals are typically multi-day events. These are the ones that are within a day's drive (roughly) of New York State's Capital District. They're listed in order of date. If you know of any we're missing, please let us know. Click on the name for full info. To find other festivals, go to our links page. Please note that on those items marked with a *, last year's date is shown; as soon as I can get current dates, I will post them.

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NOTE: Lincoln Center in New York City has jazz almost every night, and many of their presentations are over a several day period. And the Kennedy Center in Washington has many jazz events in addition to those shown below.

January 5-10, 2017 Winter Jazzfest (New York, NY)

January 6-7, 2017 New York Hot Jazz Festival (New York, NY)

January 12-16, 2017 Jazz on the Mountain (New Paltz, NY)

January 26-29, 2017 Dizzy Gillespie Festival (New York, NY)

January 29, 2017 January Jazz Fest (Baldwinsville, NY)

February 17-19, 2017 Dance Flurry Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY)

February 16-19, 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (Rockville, MD)

March 31-April 9, 2017 Berks Jazz Fest (Reading, PA)

May 23 & 26, June 16 & 21,  2017 SteelStacks RiverJazz Festival (Bethlehem, PA)

April 21-23, 2017 Exit 0 Jazz Festival (Cape May, NJ)

April 23-30, 2017 Philadelphia Jazz Festival (Philadelphia, PA)

April 24, 2017 Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival (Washington, DC)

April 29, 2017 Center City Jazz Festival (Philadelphia,PA)

* May 27-29. 2016 Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest (Plymouth, MA)

May 26-28,  2017 Alexandria Bay Ragtime/Jasstime Spring Festival   (Alexandria Bay, NY) 

May 27, 2017 Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival (Indiana, PA)

May 28-June 3, 2017 NYC 22FreeJazz Summit (New York, NY)

June 1-30, 2017 Blue Note Jazz Festival (New York, NY)

June 2-4,2017  Capital Jazz Fest (Columbia, MD)

June 2-11, 2017 Discover Jazz Festival (Burlington, VT)

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June 2-11, 2017 Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)

June 8-10, 2017 Syracuse Jazz Fest (Syracuse, NY)

June 9-18, 2017 DC Jazz Festival (Washington, DC)

June 10, 2017 New Bedford JazzFest (New Bedford, MA)

June 11, 2017 Red Hook Jazz Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

June 13-18,  2017 Django in June (Northampton, MA)

June 15-17, 2017 Washboard Music Festival (Logan, OH)

June 15-18, 2017 Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend (Lee, MA)

June 16-18, 2017 Jazz Live International (Pittsburgh, PA)

June 17, 2017 Joe's Jazz & Blues Festival (Somerville, MA)

* June 18, 2016 Fete de la Musique (Cambridge MA)

* June 18, 2016 Point Pleasant Boro Jazz & Blues Festival (Pt. Pleasant Boro, NJ)

June 21-24, 2017 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (Wilmington, DE)

June 23-July 2, 2017 Toronto Downtown Jazz (Toronto, ON)

June 23-July 1, 2017 Rochester Jazz Festival (Rochester, NY)

 June 23-25, 2017 Solid Sound Festival (North Adams, MA)

June 23-24, 2017, Paulie's NOLA Jazz & Blues Festival (Worcester, MA)

June 23-25, 2017 Hampton Jazz Festival (Hampton, VA)

June 24-25, 2017 Freihofer's Jazz Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY)

June 28-July 8, 2017 Festival International de Jazz (Montreal, PQ)

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July 4-9, 2017 Django Reinhardt NY Festival (New York, NY)

* July 8-10, 2016 Newport Vermont Jazz Festival (Newport, VT)

July 7-30, 2017 Beaches International Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

July 9,  2017 Mount Greylock Jazz Festival (Lanesboro, MA)

July 11-27, 2017 Jazz in July Festival (New York, NY)

July 14-15, 2017 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival (Norfolk, VA)

July 14-16, 2017 Green River Festival (Greenfield, MA)

July 14-16, 2017 Finger Lakes Wine Festival (Watkins Glen, NY)

July 14-16, 2017 Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz (Hartford, CT)

July 15, 2017 Caramoor Jazz Festival (Katonah, NY)

July 15-16, 2017 North Atlantic Blues Festival (Rockland, ME)

July 17-21, 2017William Patterson University Jazz (Wayne, NJ)

July 19-August 5, 2017 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (N. Adams, MA)

July 21-23, 2017 Jazz & Rib Fest (Columbus, OH)

July 23, 2017 Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival (Asbury Park, NJ)

July 24-29, 2017 CMC Jazz Fest (Buffalo, NY)

July 25-26, 2017 Summer Arts Weekend (Boston, MA)

* July 23, 201Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival (Peekskill, NY)

July 28-29, 2017 Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Syracuse, NY)

July 30, 2017 Cambridge Jazz Festival (Cambridge, MA)

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July 27-30, 2017 Oswego Harborfest (Oswego, NY)

August 4-6, 2017 Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, RI)

August 19, 2017 TD Songs of Summer (Toronto, ON)

August 12, 2017 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival (Springfield, MA)

August 5-6, 2017 Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival (Erie, PA)

August 5-6, 2017 Litchfield Jazz Festival (Goshen, CT)

* August 9, 2015 A Sunday Afternoon of Jazz (Paramus, NJ)

August 17-20, 2017 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (Warwick, Beacon, Pawling, et al, NY)

* August 11-14, 2016 Rockport Jazz Festival (Rockport, MA)

August TBD, 2017 Richmond Jazz Festival (Richmond, VA)

August 10 & 14, 2017 Provincetown Jazz Festival (Provincetown, MA)

* August 13, 2016 Belleayre Music Festival (Highmount, NY)

August 12-13, 2017 Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival (Horseheads, NY)

* August 13, 2016 Montclair Jazz Festival (Montclair, NJ)

August 12-13, 2017 Jazz on the Vineyard (Oaks Bluff, MA)

* August 16, 2015 Jazz in the Valley (Poughkeepsie, NY)

August 17-20, 2017 Markham Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

* August 19-28, 2016 North River Blues Festival (Marshfield, MA)

August 19, 2017 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival (Morristown, NJ)

* August 20-21, 2016 Salem Jazz & Soul Festival (Salem, MA)

August 17-20,  2017 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (Warwick, NY)

August 26, 2017 Boston Jazz Fest (Boston, MA)

August 26-27, 2016 Lewiston Jazz Festival (Lewiston, NY)

August 27, 2016 Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival (Long Branch, NJ)

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September 1-3, 2016 Martha's Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest (Martha's Vineyard, MA)

September 9-11, 2016 Celebration of the Arts (Delaware Water Gap, PA)

September 9-11, 2016 Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

September 9-11, 2016 Grugelfest 2015 (Toledo, OH)

September 10, 2016 Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival (Albany, NY)

September 14-18, 2016 Guelph Jazz Festival (Guelph, ON)

September 15-18, 2016 Cleveland Classic Jazz Party (Cleveland, OH)

September 16-18, 2016 Newton Jazz Festival (Newton, MA)

* September 17-19, 2015 Time Warner Jazz 'n Caz (Cazenovia, NY)

* September 18-21, 2014 Outbeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival (Philadelphia, PA)

September 15-18, 2016 Cleveland Classic Jazz Party (Cleveland, OH) 

September 16-18, 2016 Pinelands Jazz Festival (Medford, NJ)

September 16-18, 2016 Central Jersey Jazz Festival (Flemington, New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ)

September 16-18, 2016 Canadian Big Band Celebration (Saugeen Shores, ON)

September 17-18, 2016 Jazz at the Lake (Lake George, NY)

September 18,2016 Jazz Feast (Princeton, NJ)

September 22-25, 2016 White Plains Jazz Fest (White Plains, NY)

September 24, 2016 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival (Boston, MA)

September 25, 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival (new York, NY)

September 30-October 2, 2016 Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival (Obisonia, PA)

September 22-October 1, 2016 JazzFest Falmouth (Falmouth, MA)

October 6-15, 2016 L'OFF Festival de Jazz, (Montreal, PQ)

October 7-9, 2016 HONK! Festival (Cambridge, MA)

* October 8-26, 2014 Italian Jazz Days (New York, NY)

* October 9, 2015 Holyoke Latin Jazz Festival (Holyoke, MA)

October 7-9, 2016 Jeff and Joel's House Party (Guilford, CT)

October 7-16, 2016 Pittsfield CityJazz Festival (Pittsfield, MA)

* October 9-18, 2015 Worcester Jazz Festival (Worcester, MA)

October 8-15, 2016 BRIC JazzFest (Brooklyn, NY)

October 13-16-2016  Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival (Rehoboth Beach, DE)

November 3-6, 2016 Hub City Jazz Festival (New Brunswick, NJ)

November 4-15, 2016 TD James Moody Jazz Festival (Newark, NJ)

November 10-13, 2016 Jazz Legacy Foundation (Hampton, VA)

* November 15, 2015 Pangea Jazz Fest (New York, NY)

Please note that on those items marked with a *, last year's date is shown; as soon as I can get current dates, I will post them.

If you know of any festivals I've missed, please let me know. Thanks

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