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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 lisstings marked with • 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 10-17, 2018 Winter Jazzfest (New York, NY)

January 11-15, 2018 Jazz on the Mountain (New Paltz, NY)

January 12-13, 2018 New York Hot Jazz Festival (New York, NY)

January 28, 2018 January Jazz Fest (Baldwinsville, NY)

February 16-18, 2018 Dance Flurry Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY)

February 16-18, 2018 Hudson Jazz Festival (Hudson, NY)

February 16-18, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (Rockville, MD)

April 6-15, 2018 Berks Jazz Fest (Reading, PA)

April 20-22, 2018 Exit 0 Jazz Festival (Cape May, NJ)

April 28, 2018 Center City Jazz Festival (Philadelphia, PA)

April 30, 2018 Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival (Washington, DC)

May 9-June 1, 2018 SteelStacks RiverJazz Festival (Bethlehem, PA)

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

May 26, 2018 Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival (Indiana, PA)

May 23-28, 2018 NYC 23FreeJazz Summit (New York, NY)

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

June 1-3, 2018  Capital Jazz Fest (Columbia, MD)

June 1-10, 2018 Discover Jazz Festival (Burlington, VT)

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June 1-10, 2018 Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)

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

 June 8-17, 2018 DC Jazz Festival (Washington, DC)

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

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

June 11-17, 2018 Django in June (Northampton, MA)

June 15-17, 2018 Washboard Music Festival (Logan, OH)

June 15-17, 2018 Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend (Lee, MA)

June 15-17, 2018 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)

June 16, 2018 Fete de la Musique (Cambridge MA)

June 17-22, 2018 Music Week (New Paltz, NY)

 June 16, 2018 Joe's Jazz & Blues Festival (Somerville, MA)

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

 June June 17-24, 2018 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (Wilmington, DE)

 June 22-July 1, 2018 Toronto Downtown Jazz (Toronto, ON)

June 22-30, 2018 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 22-24, 2018 Hampton Jazz Festival (Hampton, VA)

 June 23-24, 2018 Freihofer's Jazz Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY)

June 28-July 7, 2018 Festival International de Jazz (Montreal, PQ)

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

July 5-August 17, 2018 Festival of the Arts (New Paltz, NY)

July 6-29, 2018 Beaches International Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

July 8,  2018 Mount Greylock Jazz Festival (Lanesboro, MA)

July 9-29, 2018 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (N. Adams, MA)

 July 117-26, 2018 Jazz in July Festival (New York, NY)

July 13-15, 2018 Green River Festival (Greenfield, MA)

July 13-15, 2018 Finger Lakes Wine Festival (Watkins Glen, NY)

July 14-15, 2018 North Atlantic Blues Festival (Rockland, ME)

 July 21, 2018 Caramoor Jazz Festival (Katonah, NY)

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

July 20-22, 2018 Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz (Hartford, CT)

July 20-22, 2018 Jazz & Rib Fest (Columbus, OH)

• July 22-30, 2017 Nyack Jazz Week (Nyack, NY)

• 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 26-29, 2018 Oswego Harborfest (Oswego, NY)

July 27-28, 2018 Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Syracuse, NY)

July 28-29, 2018 Litchfield Jazz Festival (Goshen, CT)

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

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August 3-5, 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, RI)

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

August 6-13, 2017 Rockport Jazz Festival (Rockport, MA)

August 9 & 13, 2018 Provincetown Jazz Festival (Provincetown, MA)

August 9-12, 2018 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (Warwick, Beacon, Pawling, et al, NY)

• August 10-13, 2017 Richmond Jazz Festival (Richmond, VA)

August 11, 2018 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival (Springfield, MA)

August 11, 2018 Montclair Jazz Festival (Montclair, NJ)

• August 12, 2017 Sangria & Jazz Festival (Ghent, NY)

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

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

August 17-18, 2018 Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival (Horseheads, NY)

August 17-19, 2018 Markham Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

August 18, 2018 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival (Morristown, NJ)

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

August 20, 2017 Jazz in the Valley (Poughkeepsie, NY)

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

August 24-25, 2018 Lewiston Jazz Festival (Lewiston, NY)

August 24-25, 2018 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival (Norfolk, VA)

August 25, 2018 Boston Jazz Fest (Boston, MA)

• August 26-27, 2017 North River Blues Festival (Marshfield, MA)

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 3-7, 2018 Music on the Mountain (New Paltz, NY)

• September 8-10, 2017 Celebration of the Arts (Delaware Water Gap, PA)

September 7-9, 2018 Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

• September 8-10, 2017 Grugelfest 2017 (Toledo, OH)

September 8, 2018 Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival (Albany, NY)

September 12-16, 2018 White Plains Jazzfest (White Plains, NY)

September 12-16, 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival (Guelph, ON)

• September 14-17, 2017 Cleveland Classic Jazz Party (Cleveland, OH)

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

September 14-17, 2017 Time Warner Jazz 'n Caz (Cazenovia, NY)

• September 15-17, 2017 Central Jersey Jazz Festival (Flemington, New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ)

September 15-17, 2017 Canadian Big Band Celebration (Saugeen Shores, ON)

September 16-17, 2017 Jazz at the Lake (Lake George, NY)

• September 18,2016 Jazz Feast (Princeton, NJ)

• September 12-17, 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest (White Plains, NY)

September 30, 2017 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival (Boston, MA)

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

September 22-24, 2017 Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival (Obisonia, PA)

October 5-14, 2018 Pittsfield CityJazz Festival (Pittsfield, MA)

October 5-14, 2017 L'OFF Festival de Jazz, (Montreal, PQ)

• October 6-8, 2017 HONK! Festival (Cambridge, MA)

October 12-14, 2018 Jeff and Joel's House Party (Guilford, CT)

October 14-17, 2017 BRIC JazzFest (Brooklyn, NY)

October 11-14, 2018  Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival (Rehoboth Beach, DE)

October 18-21, 2018 Jazz Legacy Foundation (Hampton, VA)

• November 3-6, 2017 Hub City Jazz Festival (New Brunswick, NJ)

• November 4-12, 2017 TD James Moody Jazz Festival (Newark, NJ)

November 8-11, 2018 Exit 0 Jazz Festival (Cape May, NJ)

 

Please note that on those items marked with •, 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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