The Best of Festival Season

Standout photos from this summer's major jazz events

With fall in full swing, the outdoor jazz-festival season has wound down after a busy summer that included the Pittsburgh Jazzlive Festival, the DC Jazz festival, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Montclair Jazz Festival, the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival and the Detroit Jazz Festival.

JT had some of its photographers-Marek Lazarski, Paul Bloomfield, Ed Berger, Ken Franckling, John Abbott, Bob Worrall, Sánta István Csaba, Jati Lindsay and Stevie Murin-capture the magic of this summer’s many performances. Here is a collection of great photos from some of the major jazz events of the past few months.

Special guest Ravi Coltrane (left) and Revive Big Band director Igmar Thomas backstage at the 2016 DC Jazz Festival
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Braxton Bateman performing at the 2016 Pittsburgh Jazzlive Festival
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Graham Haynes performing at the 2016 Pittsburgh Jazzlive Festival
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Wadada Leo Smith performing with Vijay Iyer at the 2016 Pittsburgh Jazzlive Festival
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DC Jazz Festival Artistic Director Willard Jenkins hugs pianist-composer Michele Rosewoman after her performance
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Saxophonist Kamasi Washington and DC Jazz Festival Artistic Director Willard Jenkins
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Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, a member of the Chuck Brown Band, backstage at the 2016 DC Jazz Festival
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Kamasi Washington performs at the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
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Patrice Quinn performs with Kamasi Washington at the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
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Dan Brubeck performs at the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
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Trombone Shorty and guitarist Pete Murano perform at the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
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Chick Corea performs at the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
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Brian Blade performs in the Chick Corea Trilogy at the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
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Brad Mehldau performs at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival
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Buddy Guy performs at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival
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Candy Dulfer performs at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival
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Cécile McLorin Salvant performs at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival
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Charles McPherson performs at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival
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Dr. Lonnie Smith performs at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival
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Esperanza Spalding performs at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival
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James Brandon Lewis performs at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival
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Kamasi Washington performs at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival
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Jamaaladeen Tacuma performs in Marc Ribot's Young Philadelphians at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
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Elena Pinderhughes performs in Stefon Harris' Sonic Creed at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
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Reuben Rogers performs in Charles Lloyd's New Quartet at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
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Lionel Loueke performs with Dave Holland, Chris Potter and Eric Harland at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
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Saxophonist Charles Lloyd performs at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
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Etienne Charles shifted between trumpet and congas at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
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Michele Rosewoman performs at the 2016 Montclair Jazz Festival
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George Coleman at the 2016 Montclair Jazz Festival
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George Coleman Jr. performs at the 2016 Montclair Jazz Festival
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Antoinette Henry performs at the 2016 Montclair Jazz Festival
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The Westerlies, Newport Jazz Festival 2016
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Roxy Coss, Newport Jazz Festival 2016
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Monty Alexander, Newport Jazz Festival 2016
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Charles Tolliver performs with the Stanley Cowell Quintet at the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Artist-in-residence Ron Carter leads his nonet on opening night, Sept. 2, of the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Brad Mehldau performs at the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Jason Moran performs at the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Mark Guiliana performs at the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Joey DeFrancesco performs at the 2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival
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Mark Shim performs at the 2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival
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Taj Mahal performs at the 2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival
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Taj Mahal performs at the 2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival
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Eric Krasno performs at the 2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival
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Terri Lyne Carrington performs at the 2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival
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