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Each Memorial Day weekend, local enthusiasts and aficionados from around the world unite at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival to celebrate the music, art, and culture of America’s music!

What began three decades ago as the humble Mayport and All That Jazz Festival is now one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country boasting an all­star lineup of jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Guy, Harry Connick, Jr., Mavis Staples and many more. Check out the festival history for more on the legacy of the event.

Although the event has changed locations several times during its storied history, one important landmark has remained on the scene, keeping a watchful eye over the evolving festival throughout the years – the St. John’s River. This year, we’re taking it back to the core, returning to downtown for an epic street party full of great food, good fun and plenty of FREE live entertainment. The festival boasts three outdoor stages with state­of­the­art light and sound spread across a walkable, open container footprint covering 15 city blocks!

Expect exciting new additions to this year’s festival program like the Jazz Marketplace where artists and makers showcase their original wares in a unique shopping experience and Jazz Eats and Drinks, a consolidated strip full of the city’s best al fresco dining options, along with ever ­popular signature events such as the Piano Competition, Jazz Jam, Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch and more.

Join the City of Jacksonville May 24 – 27 and experience three stages of live jazz, local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment.  Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2018 you can experience it on an even larger scale throughout 15 blocks of downtown. Among the awaited musicians are Euge Groove, Trombone Shorty and Sheila E.

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day weekend tradition. This year’s festival kicks off with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition on Thursday, May 24 at 7pm at the Florida Theatre. Additional festival hours are as follows:

Friday, May 25th: 4 – 11 p.m.

Saturday, May 26th: 1 – 11 p.m.

Sunday, May 27th: 1 – 10 p.m.

The festival returns to the downtown core this year comprising 15 city blocks in downtown Jacksonville full of live entertainment, great food and unique shopping experiences. Plug 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202 into your GPS or online map for direction assistance.

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The 10-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features 100+ musicians of all genres.

Janelle Monáe, Gov’t Mule, Michael McDonald, Grace Potter, The Subdudes, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Donald Harrison Jr., Geri Allen: The Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Cowboy Mouth, Christian Scott, The Black Lillies, Walter Trout, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, New Orleans Classic Recording Divas featuring The Dixie Cups, Wanda Rouzan, and Jean Knight, Hot 8 Brass Band, Flow Tribe, The Anointed Jackson Sisters, Jason Marsalis, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Bria Skonberg, Talla Walla Vibrations of Belize, Eric Lindell, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart’s Muscle Theory, Shannon Powell presents a Tribute to Smokey Johnson, Matt Lemmler presents “The Music of Stevie Wonder” featuring Brian Blade, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band,Shades of Praise, Zulu Gospel Male Ensemble, The Deslondes, Baby Bee, The Topcats, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, New Wave Brass Band, Panorama Jazz Band, Betty Winn & One A-Chord, Real Untouchable Brass Band, We Are One Social Aid & Pleasure Club, New Generation Social Aid & Pleasure Club, The Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid & Pleasure Club, The Caesar Brothers Funkbox, La Tran-K Band, Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Guitar Masters featuring John Rankin, Jimmy Robinson, and Cranston Clements, Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders with Butch Thompson, Golden Sioux Mardi Gras Indians, Wild Apaches Mardi Gras Indians, Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians, Driskill Mountain Boys, Vishtèn of Canada, Native Nations Intertribal, Patrice Fisher & Arpa with guest Javier Cabrera of Mexico, New Orleans Gospel Soul Children and many more.

Smooth Jazz highlights are Chris Botti and Trombone Shorty on Sunday, May 01, 2016

Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

Seabreeze

We are celebrating our “Sweet Sixteen” this year our 16th year of Seabreeze Jazz Festivals. And this year we would like to thank Wyndham Vacation Rentals for being our presenting sponsor again. The line-ip is already published here.

Among the artists of the upcoming event are Dave Koz, Will Downing, Trombone Shorty, Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Brian Simpson, The Family Stone, Cindy Bradley, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Jonathan Butler, Phil Perry, Maysa, Eric Darius, Everette Harp, Chuck Loeb, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Jeff Lorber, Alex Bugnon, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Lin Rountree, Jonathan Fritzén, Lebron, Nicola Cole and many more.

April 23 – 27, 2014

Pier Park Amphitheater, Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida

Started in Walton County in 1998, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival began attracting music lovers from all over for its top-tier lineup of world renown jazz artists and picture-perfect setting along our famed Emerald Coast. The crowds grew quickly and the festival was moved to Panama City Beach’s Pier Park in 2008.

Since moving to Panama City Beach, the festival has been hailed as one of the best jazz festivals in the nation for the caliber of its lineup, sun-soaked setting and family-friendly atmosphere.

Bring a blanket and your beach chair and settle in for five days of outdoor entertainment featuring the talents of some of the biggest names in jazz including Dave Koz, Fourplay, Trombone Shorty, Down to the Bone, Maysa, Peter White, Norman Brown, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber and more. The Seabreeze Jazz Festival runs from April 18 to April 22 and the Grand Panama Beach Resort can help you with everything you need to make the most of your festival experience.

The performance schedule is listed here.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Pier Park Amphitheater, Panama City Beach, Florida

The 3rd Annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont brings back a sense of serenity, soul and smooth sounds to the City of Richmond. Located at Maymont, the Richmond Jazz Festival features over 20 local, national and international bands and artists on two stages. Festival attendees enjoy smooth jazz, while taking advantage of products and services sold by vendors, scheduled wine tastings and chef demonstrations featuring international cuisine. This year, the festival will span over 3 days!

Festival performances will begin on Friday, August 10th with local jazz acts at the Hippodrome Theater. Then come enjoy the beautiful landscape of Maymont where over 20 artists will perform on August 11th and August 12th. The musical selections will be predominately jazz, but will also include R&B, neo-soul and other genres that add diversity and flavor to the festival.

Artists Schedule:

Friday
Lonnie Liston Smith

Saturday
India Arie
Robert Cray
Dave Koz
Trombone Shorty
Stanley Clarke
Keiko Matsui
Brian Simpson
Ravi Coltrane
Bebe Winans
Kim Waters
Allen Stone

Sunday
George Benson
The Whispers
Norman Brown
Poncho Sanchez
John Pizzarelli
Najee
Jeff Lorber
Nick Colionne
Norman Connors
Anhayla
Lonnie Liston Smith

Richmond Jazz Festival, Maymont Park, 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

An annual event featuring 20 hours of live jazz on two stages over two days in Saratoga Springs, New York USA. The 2012 Festival will take place on Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st, 2012 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY USA.

Saturday – June 30th

Amphitheater

Chris Botti
Esperanza Spalding
Christian McBride
Maceo Parker
Michel Camilo with conguero Giovanni Hidalgo and bassist Charles Flores
Mingus Big Band — celebrating the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus
Mario Abney

Gazebo Stage

Jeremy Pelt Quintet
Hailey Niswanger
Mario Abney & The Abney Effect
Catherine Russell
Pedrito Martinez

Sunday – July 1st

Amphitheater
Diana Krall
Trombone Shorty
The Trio of Oz returns to the festival after performing in 2010
The Yellowjackets
Hiromi
Arturo O’Farill

Gazebo Stage

Steve Kroon Sextet
Sachal Vasandani
Trio of Oz featuring Omar Hakim & Rachel Z
Brian Mitchell Band
Edmar Castaneda

The following performers were announced today by Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Keep checking the website of the festival, Facebook and Twitter regularly for updates on performance times, stages and additional performers to be announced soon!

Friday, May 25

Brian Culbertson
Billboard chart topping artist, Brian Culbertson began his quest in music at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. With 12 albums that have passionately surveyed a broad spectrum of musical styles, Culbertson has prominently featured many of music’s finest players, including Patti Austin, Will Downing, Brian McKnight, Kenny Lattimore, Faith Evans, acoustic guitar legend Earl Klugh and William “Bootsy” Collins, to name a few. One thing that this multi-talented man’s fans can rest assured of is that Brian Culbertson always brings his very best – and the very best out of others – in all of his broad-ranging musical endeavors.

Sonny Rollins

Grammy award winner, Theodore Walter (Sonny) Rollins, established a reputation in the fifties first among musicians, then the public, as the most brash and creative young tenor on the scene. More than 50 years later, his extensive resume includes a performance Grammy for This Is What I Do (2000), and his second for 2004’s Without a Song (The 9/11 Concert). In August 2010, Rollins was named the Edward MacDowell Medalist, the first jazz composer to be so honored. And in March 2011, Rollins was presented the Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence, from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.

Karrin Allyson

Multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist has long been described as a “musician’s musician”. Among musicians, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the great pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates — it sounds so effortless — but it conceals the deep musical sophistication. May 2011 marked a milestone for the artist, the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album “I Didn’t Know About You.” Karrin currently lives in New York City, following a childhood in the midwest, schooling in the Bay Area, a degree in classical piano performance and important stints in Minneapolis and Kansas City, where she began her recording career with Concord Jazz. Music lovers and critics around the world marvel at the range of this extraordinary musician.

Saturday, May 26

Patti Austin with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Sunday, May 27

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band with Terence Blanchard
Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White Trio

Groovin’ Stage, Hemming Plaza, Jacksonville, Florida