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 Jazz Festivals
(Rev date 12/2/2019)

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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 listings 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 9-18, 2020 Winter Jazzfest (New York, NY)

January 10-13, 2020 Jazz on the Mountain (New Paltz, NY)

• January 11-12, 2019 New York Hot Jazz Festival (New York, NY)

January 26, 2020 January Jazz Fest (Baldwinsville, NY)

February 14-16, 2020 Dance Flurry Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY)

February 14-16, 2020 Hudson Jazz Festival (Hudson, NY)

February 14-16, 2020 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (Rockville, MD)

March 27-April 5, 2020 Berks Jazz Fest (Reading, PA)

April 17-19, 2020 Exit 0 Jazz Festival (Cape May, NJ)

• April 28, 2019 Gotham Jazz Festival (New York, NY)

• April 27, 2019 Center City Jazz Festival (Philadelphia, PA)

April 27, 2020 Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival (Washington, DC)

• May 24-25,  2019 Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival (Indiana, PA)

May 22-June 14, 2020 Geneva Music Festival (Geneva, NY)

May 31-June 9, 2019 Discover Jazz Festival (Burlington, VT)

June 5-14, 2020 Jersey City Jazz Festival (Jersey City, NJ)

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June 1-30, 2019 Blue Note Jazz Festival (New York, NY)

June 5-7, 2020  Capital Jazz Fest (Columbia, MD)

June 5-7, 2020 Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest (Havre de Grace, MD)

June 5-14, 2020 Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)

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

• June 7-16, 2019 DC Jazz Festival (Washington, DC)

June 8-14, 2020 Django in June (Northampton, MA)

 June 13, 2020 Metuchen Jazz Fest (Metuchen, NJ)

June 13, 2020 New Bedford JazzFest (New Bedford, MA)

June 10, 2018 New York Brass Festival (New York, NY)

• June 11-16, 2019 Vision Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

June 18-20, 2020 Washboard Music Festival (Logan, OH)

• June 14-16, 2019 Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend (Lee, MA)

• June 16, 2019 Caramoor Jazz Festival (Katonah, NY)

June 19-20, 2020 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash (Edison, NJ)

June 18-21, 2020 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)

• June 22, 2019 Fete de la Musique (Cambridge MA)

• June 15, 2019 Joe's Jazz & Blues Festival (Somerville, MA)

June 119-22, 2019 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (Wilmington, DE)

June 18-28, 2020 Toronto Downtown Jazz (Toronto, ON)

June 19-27, 2020 Rochester Jazz Festival (Rochester, NY)

• June 28-30, 2019 Solid Sound Festival (North Adams, MA)

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

• June 25-29, 2019 Django Reinhardt NY Festival (New York, NY) 

June 26-28, 2020 Hampton Jazz Festival (Hampton, VA)

• June 29-30, 2019 Freihofer's Jazz Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY)

June 28-July 4, 2020 Ashokan Western + Swing Week (Saugerties, NY)

June 25-July 4, 2020 Festival International de Jazz (Montreal, PQ)

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• July 5-August 16, 2019 Festival of the Arts (New Paltz, NY)

July 3-26, 2020 Beaches International Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

• July 6, 2019 Brass City Jazz Fest (Waterbury, CT)

July 8, 2017 Mercer County Jazz Festival (West Windsor, NY)

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

July 10-12, 2020 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival (Leonardtown & Colton's Point, MD)

 • July 16-25, 2019 Jazz in July Festival (New York, NY)

July 10-12, 2020 Green River Festival (Greenfield, MA)

July 10-12, 2020 Finger Lakes Wine Festival (Watkins Glen, NY)

July 11-12, 2020 North Atlantic Blues Festival (Rockland, ME)

• July 20, 2019 Caramoor Jazz Festival (Katonah, NY)

• July 16-20, 2018 William Patterson University Jazz (Wayne, NJ)

July 17-19, 2020 Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz (Hartford, CT)

• July 19-21, 2019 Jazz & Rib Fest (Columbus, OH)

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

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

July 23-26, 2020 Oswego Harborfest (Oswego, NY)

July 24-25, 2020 Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Syracuse, NY)

• July 26-28, 2019 Litchfield Jazz Festival (Goshen, CT)

July 29, 2018 Cambridge Jazz Festival (Cambridge, MA)

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July 13-August3, 2020 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (N. Adams, MA)

August 7-9, 2020 Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, RI)

• August 4-11, 2019 Rockport Jazz Festival (Rockport, MA)

August 12 & 17, 2020 Provincetown Jazz Festival (Provincetown, MA)

• August 8-11, 2019 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (Warwick, Beacon, Pawling, et al, NY)

• August 8-11, 2019 Richmond Jazz Festival (Richmond, VA)

August 10, 2019 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival (Springfield, MA)

July 26-August 10, 2019 Montclair Jazz Festival (Montclair, NJ)

 August 11, 2018 Sangria & Jazz Festival (Ghent, NY)

 August 10, 2019 Jazz on the Vineyard (Oaks Bluff, MA)

August 9-1, 2019 Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival (Horseheads, NY)

August 14-16, 2020 Markham Jazz Festival (Toronto, ON)

August 15, 2020 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival (Morristown, NJ)

August 18, 2019 Jazz in the Valley (Poughkeepsie, NY)

August 17-18, 2019 Salem Jazz & Soul Festival (Salem, MA)

August 28-29, 2020 Lewiston Jazz Festival (Lewiston, NY)

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

August 25, 2019 Jazz in the Park (Peekskill, NY)

• August 25, 2018 Liberty Jazz Festival (Liberty, NY)

August 30-31, 2019 Boston Jazz Fest (Boston, MA)

• August 25-26, 2018 North River Blues Festival (Marshfield, MA)

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Septembr 6-8, 2019 Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival (Harrisburg, PA)

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

September 7-9, 2018 Celebration of the Arts (Delaware Water Gap, PA)

• September 7-9, 2018 Jazz & Wine Festival (Harrisburg, PA)

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

September 7-9, 2018 Grugelfest 2018 (Toledo, OH)

• September 7-9, 2018 Canadian Big Band Celebration (Saugeen Shores, ON)

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 13-15, 2018 Time Warner Jazz 'n Caz (Cazenovia, NY)

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

September 14-16, 2018 Central Jersey Jazz Festival (Flemington, New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ)

September 15-16, 2018 Jazz at the Lake (Lake George, NY)

• September 21-23, 2018 Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival (Obisonia, PA)

September 21-23, 2018 Clayton Jazz Fest (Clayton, NY)

September 29, 2018 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival (Boston, MA)

September 30, 2018 New York Hot Jazz Festival (new York, NY)

October 4-7, 2018 October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music (Philadelphia, PA)

October 4-13, 2018 L'OFF Festival de Jazz, (Montreal, PQ)

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

• October 5-7, 2018 HONK! Festival (Cambridge, MA)

October 11-13, 2019 CMC Jazz Fest (Buffalo, NY)

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

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

 October 18-20, 2018 BRIC JazzFest (Brooklyn, NY)

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

October 25-28, 2018 Hub City Jazz Festival (New Brunswick, NJ)

November 2, 2019 ECM Records at 50 (N ew York, NY)

• November 3-18, 2018 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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