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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 13-17, 2016 Winter Jazzfest (New York, NY)

January 15-16, 2016 New York Hot Jazz Festival (New York, NY)

January 15-18, 2016 Jazz on the Mountain (New Paltz, NY)

January 31, 2016 January Jazz Fest (Baldwinsville, NY)

February 12-14, 2016 Dance Flurry Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY)

February 12-14, 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (Rockville, MD)

March 26-April 10, 2016 NYC FreeJazz Summit (New York, NY)

April 1-10, 2016 Berks Jazz Fest (Reading, PA)

April 14-20, 2016 World on a String: Swinging Songs of Broadway (New York, NY)

April 22, 30, May 7, 12, 18, 2016 SteelStacks RiverJazz Festival (Bethlehem, PA)

April 22-24, 2016 Exit 0 Jazz Festival (Cape May, NJ)

April 25, 2016 Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival (Washington, DC)

April 30, 2016 Center City Jazz Festival (Philadelphia,PA)

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

May 27-29. 2016 Alexandria Bay Ragtime/Jasstime Spring Festival   (Alexandria Bay, NY) 

May 28, 2016 Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival (Indiana, PA)

June 1-30, 2016 Blue Note Jazz Festival (New York, NY)

June 3-5, 2016  Capital Jazz Fest (Columbia, MD)

June 3-12, 2016 Discover Jazz Festival (Burlington, VT)

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June 3-5, 2016 SaratogaArtsFest (Saratoga Springs, NY)

June 3-12, 2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)

June 10-19, 2016 DC Jazz Festival (Washington, DC)

June 11, 2016 New Bedford JazzFest (New Bedford, MA)

June 12 & 19, 2016 Red Hook Jazz Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

* June 12-13, 2015 3 Sails Jazz Fest (Toms River, NJ)

June 12 & 19, 2016 Red Hook Jazz Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

June 14-19, 2016 Django in June (Northampton, MA)

June 16-18, 2016 Washboard Music Festival (Logan, OH)

June 17-19, 2016 Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend (Lee, MA)

June 18, 2016 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 21-25, 2016 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (Wilmington, DE)

June 24-July 3, 2016 Toronto Downtown Jazz (Toronto, ON)

June 24-26, 2016 Jazz Live International (Pittsburgh, PA)

June 24-July 2, 2016 Rochester Jazz Festival (Rochester, NY)

* June 26-28, 2015 Solid Sound Festival (North Adams, MA)

Skipping 2016, Paulie's NOLA Jazz & Blues Festival (Worcester, MA)

June 29-July 9, 2016 Festival International de Jazz (Montreal, PQ)

June 24-26, 2016 Hampton Jazz Festival (Hampton, VA)

June 25, 2016 Beacon Jazz Festival (Beacon, NY)

June 25-26, 2016 Freihofer's Jazz Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY)

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June 7-12, 2016 Vision Festival (New York, NY)

July 2-3, 2016 Syracuse Jazz Fest (Syracuse, NY)

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

July 8-10, 2016 Green River Festival (Greenfield, MA)

July 8-24, 2016 Beaches International Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

July 10, 2016 Mount Greylock Jazz Festival (Lanesboro, MA)

July 11-31, 2016 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (N. Adams, MA)

July 11-22, 2016 Jazz in July (Amherst, MA)

July 15-16, 2016 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival (Norfolk, VA)

July 15-17, 2016 Finger Lakes Wine Festival (Watkins Glen, NY)

July 15-17, 2016 Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz (Hartford, CT)

July 16-17, 2016 North Atlantic Blues Festival (Rockland, ME)

July 22-24, 2016 Jazz & Rib Fest (Columbus, OH)

* July 18, 2015 Onset Beach Jazz Festival (Onset, MA)

July 23, 2016 Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival (Asbury Park, NJ)

* July 18, 2015 10th Street Live Summer Fusion Fest (Kenilworth, NJ)

July 18-22, 2016 William Patterson University Jazz (Wayne, NJ)

July 19-28, 2016 Jazz in July Festival (New York, NY)

July 22-24, 2016 Summer Arts Weekend (Boston, MA)

July 22-24, 2016 Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest (Columbus, OH)

July 23, 2016 Caramoor Jazz Festival (Katonah, NY)

* July 23-25, 2015 JazzPA Summer Celebration (Bellefonte, PA)

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

* July 25, 2015 Rutherfurd Hall Jazz Picnic (Allamuchy, NJ)

July 29-30, 2016 Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Syracuse, NY)

July 31, 2016 Cambridge Jazz Festival (Cambridge, MA)

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July 28-31, 2016 Oswego Harborfest (Oswego, NY)

July 29-31, 2016 Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, RI)

August 2-7, 2016 Django Reinhardt NY Festival (New York, NY)

August 5-6, 2016 Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

August 6, 2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival (Springfield, MA)

August 6-7, 2016 Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival (Erie, PA)

August 6-7, 2016 Litchfield Jazz Festival (Goshen, CT)

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

August 11-14, 2016 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (Warwick, Beacon, Pawling, et al, NY)

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

August 11-14, 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival (Richmond, VA)

August 11 & 15, 2016 Provincetown Jazz Festival (Provincetown, MA)

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

August 13, 2016 Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival (Horseheads, NY)

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

August 13-14, 2016 Jazz on the Vineyard (Oaks Bluff, MA)

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

August 18-21, 2016 Markham Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

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

August 20, 2016 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival (Morristown, NJ)

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

August 21, 2016 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (Warwick, NY)

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 4-5, 2015 Wall Street Jazz Festival (Kingston, NY)

* September 8-12, 2015 Northampton Jazz Festival (Northampton, MA) Will return in 2017

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

* September 26-October 4, 2015 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 9-18, 2015 Pittsfield CityJazz Festival (Pittsfield, MA)

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

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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