The Best of Festival Season

Standout photos from this summer's major jazz events

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

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.