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August 2018

Telluride Jazz Festival

August 3

Located in the legendary outdoor venue in the breathtaking mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, the Telluride Jazz Festival celebrates the rich tradition, modern styles and cutting edge progression of the American Jazz art form delivering an unmatched aesthetic experience. Telluride Jazz Festival showcases three days and nights of world class jazz, funk, soul, folk and gospel, with a goal of community engagement and student education. A musically-charged local culture accompanied by special events including art galleries, interactive artist performances, children's…

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Valley of Search

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
National Sawdust 1531240514, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11249 United States
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Alan Braufman and his band, including pianist Cooper-Moore and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, will perform his free jazz album Valley of Search live for the first time in over 40 years. Originally released in 1975 by India Navigation, Valley of Search has enjoyed a cult status and captures a unique and very alive historical slice of New York’s creative improvised jazz underground. This show commemorates the first-ever reissue of the album on June 29. As the Village Voice said: “These…

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August 4 at 8 PM: Arts Garage presents Fanni Sarkozy and Friends with Special Guest LeNard Rutledge

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Arts Garage 1531835809, 94 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL, FL 33444 United States
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Fanni Sarkozy is an internationally recognized, highly trained pianist, singer and music educator who is equally proficient in jazz and classical music. An honrs graduate of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, she and two others formed the band "Mizar," whose proficiency led them to win numerous jazz and pop competitions in Hungary and abroad. Fanni started to write music, and in 2010 Mizar won first prize in the International Songwriting Contest (in France) in the jazz category…

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Sarah M. Greer CD Release

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Dunsmore Room at the Crooners Lounge and Supper Club 1531437362, 6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States
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What the Music Says Do, Sarah M. Greer’s debut studio recording which will be released July 20, 2018, is her exploration of the many sounds and ideas that the jazz genre can hold. In 2017, Greer received an Artist Initiative Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board to complete a solo album of original jazz compositions. Tasked with writing and recording an original album in a year, Greer wrote a collection of songs about her love for family and friends,…

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Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert

August 7 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Berklee Performance Center 1533294372, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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This concert will feature Berklee City Music® scholars attending the Five-Week Summer Performance Program as they play jazz, pop/rock, choral music, big band, and R&B. This event will also celebrate City Music students receiving scholarships to attend Berklee this coming academic year.

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Provincetown Jazz Festival

August 9

The 14th Annual, 2018 Provincetown Jazz Festival will be held on August 9, 7:00pm at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown and on August 13, 7:30pm at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, both located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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John Colianni Trio at Faust Harrison Pianos

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
pin Faust Harrison Pianos – NYC 1532544415, 207 W 58th St.
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Acclaimed jazz pianist John Colianni renowned for his work with Les Paul, Mel Torme and Larry Coryell, brings his brand of hard swinging modern jazz piano to Faust Harrison Pianos. Don't miss his top notch trio featuring Boots Maleson on bass and Bernard Linette on drums at this special performance. Suggested Donation $20

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Summer Fest 2018

August 10

Here comes the hottest event of the summer featuring a stellar lineup of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing jazz, Latin, blues, salsa and R&B. It's the biggest live music event in Silicon Valley--the quintessential summer experience with tasty food, wine and microbrews; jazz for kids and after hours events for the grown ups.

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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

August 10 - August 12

August 10-12, Summer Fest heats up the season with a lineup of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing jazz, blues, salsa, Latin and R&B. Featuring 100+ performances by music greats like Kool & the Gang, Lalah Hathaway, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Booker T. Jones and many more, it’s more than the biggest live music event in Silicon Valley—it’s the perfect summer experience with tasty food, wine and micro-brews; family fun and an after hours club crawl.

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Montclair Jazz Festival

August 11

The annual Montclair Jazz Festival is the biggest FREE jazz event in the region — just 13 miles outside NYC! Plan a day trip to celebrate the incredible, original American cultural tradition - JAZZ! The Festival is led by Artistic Director 6-time GRAMMY winner Christian McBride and produced by music education nonprofit Jazz House Kids. No tickets required! Families welcome! Main stage: noon until 9:00pm Family Jazz Discovery Zone: noon until 6:00pm More than 30 vendors of food and drink.

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