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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Returns Aug. 21–25

The 27th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival will be held at parks and venues around Manhattan and include free concerts, panel discussions, film screenings, and workshops focused in Harlem from August 21 through August 25. The free festival is New York City’s annual salute to the legendary late saxophonist, featuring both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as … Read More “Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Returns Aug. 21–25”

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Newport Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave of Performers

The 65th Newport Jazz Festival has announced a second wave of performers, including Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Romero Lubambo, the Ron Carter Trio, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony, PJ Morton, Ghost-Note, the Billy Hart Quartet, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Aaron Diehl, Hailu Mergia, and Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin. “Making her festival debut at … Read More “Newport Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave of Performers”

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Lineup Announced for 2018 Jazz Plaza Festival in Cuba

The Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza Cuba, known informally as Jazz Plaza, has announced the all-star performers for the 2018 festival, which will take place Jan. 16-21 in Havana and at other locales in Cuba. The Jazz Plaza festival, now it its 33rd year, recently moved from its usual time in mid-December to mid-January. The 2018 … Read More “Lineup Announced for 2018 Jazz Plaza Festival in Cuba”

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Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup

The Detroit Jazz Festival, taking place Sept. 1-4, has announced its full artist lineup including 2017 artist-in-residence Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Hudson (Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield), Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chucho Valdés, Billy Childs, Danilo Pérez, Donny McCaslin, John Patitucci and many more. The Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer … Read More “Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup”

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Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Lineup and Artists-in-Residence

The 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, taking place Sept 15-17, has announced its artist lineup and artists-in-residence for 2017. This year’s festival celebrates the centennials of Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, and will include additional tributes to Celia Cruz and Sonny Rollins. Over 110 performances have been scheduled—30 hours of live music across eight stages, … Read More “Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Lineup and Artists-in-Residence”

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