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2005 JVC Jazz Festival to Vist Nine Cities

This year’s JVC Jazz Festival, already in its 22nd year, will take place from June through October in nine cities worldwide. While JVC Jazz Festival New York is the festival series’ anchor, JVC is also sponsoring festivals in Miami Beach, Chicago, Newport (R.I.), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, Paris, The Hague and Warsaw.

From June 1-5, the JVC Jazz Festival will be in Miami Beach, with headliners including Chris Botti (pictured) and Norman Brown’s “Summer Storm” featuring Peabo Bryson, Brenda Russell and Everette Harp. The party will move to New York for an extended stay from June 13-25 with highlighted performers including Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Dave Brubeck, Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr. (see related story “JVC Jazz Festival New York Offers 13 Days of Jazz”) and then to Chicago from July 21-23 with the Funk Brothers and the Charlie Hunter Trio.

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