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Jazz Festivals around NY

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 June 26 - July 4th, 2009
(718) 606-8442

 2010 Underground Fest is looking for sponsorship.
Coming to you in Autumn in NY, 2010.
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End of Fest Special: $10! enter promo code: EJP

"I am so happy this festival is happening.  For the sake of the music, the musicians and the clubs. There couldn't be a better time. I got your back." ~ Awilda  Rivera, WBGO-FM

A R T S  F O R  A R T
508 East 6 Street, NYC 10009
646 331 1032

George Wein's CareFusion Jazz Festival June 17 - June 26, 2010

Harlem Meer Festival -- Free
Central Park at 110th Street between 5th and 6th Ave.

Great Women In Music presents:
 Blues and Jazz ain’t nothin’ but Soul
In October of each year Great Women In Music presents a month long music festival featuring the sounds of Blues and Jazz.

Litchfield Jazz Festival -- August
Litchfield, CT  also
Litchfield Jazz Camp
The 2010 Litchfield Jazz Festival celebrates 15 years August 6-8 in Kent, CT.  The weekend includes a Gala, the best in jazz, fine art, handmade crafts, food, student performances, after parties and more.  The line-up features Dave Brubeck, Arturo O'Farrill, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer, an All-Star Cannonball Adderley Tribute, Anat Cohen and much more.  For more information visit www.litchfieldjazzfest.com or call 860-361-6285.


(212) 258-9999 

J&R Downtown SummerFest
 New York, NY
annual live jazz festival at City Hall Park in Manhattan

Jazz at Bard
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY,
(845) 876-7666
The Jazz at Bard series and the Bard Music Festival present the program "Re-imagining Mahler," with the Uri Caine Ensemble on Saturday, September 14 . The concert begins at 8:00 p.m., in Olin Hall , and admission is $20; $15 for senior citizens, students, faculty, and staff; and free for Bard students. Caine will also offer a free lecture demonstration about his work reinterpreting Mahler's music, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Bard Hall

Warwick Valley Jazz Fest  August 26 - 29, 2010

Syracuse Jazz Fest
Syracuse, NY
Phone: 315-422-8284

JVC Jazz Festival
New York, NY

Freihofer's Jazz Festival
Saratoga Springs, NY

Montreal International Jazz Festival
(Festival International de Jazz de Montreal)
Montreal, QC, Canada

Dick Hyman's Jazz in July
Explore jazz as a New York City phenomenon
 from the 1920s up to the present with Dick Hyman and guests.

Harlem Week
Harlem Jazz and Music Festival
Harlem, USA

Caramoor Jazz Festival
Katonah, NY

Charlie Parker Jazz Fest
New York, NY

Tanglewood Jazz Festival
Lenox, MA,
Summer home of the Boston Symphony.
617 266-1492

Jersey Jazz By The Lake
Cranford, NJ

One Pulse Festival and Drum Circle
Annual Worlds largest drum circle.
Battery Park, NYC / 12-6pm

All Night Soul at St. Peter's Church
 New York, NY

Bronx Jazz Festival

52nd Street Association Jazz Festival
New York, NY 
Info Phone: 212 809-4900

see calendar as well

All About Jazz:  NY area Festivals Listing
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City Guide NY
Try this link to find out what else, including jazz events and festivals are taking place on any given day in New York City.


All NY Summer Music Festivals

  1. JAZZ MOBILE July and August weekdays.  The Jazz Mobile brings the best musicians right to your neighborhood after work for free.
  2. Lincoln Center Mid-Summer Night Swing
     From swing to salsa, dance instructors are on hand to teach a few smooth moves, while many people come by just to listen to the infectious beats.
  3. Lincoln Center Presents Out of Doors
    Each summer during the month of August, Lincoln Center Out Of Doors presents FREE music, dance, special events, and family fun on the plazas of Lincoln Center. If you would like to be added to the Out of Doors mailing list, please call 212.875.5108.
  4. Dancing on the Plaza
    The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
    Thursday evenings in August, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    The first four Thursday evenings in August the Plaza of the Dana Discovery Center will be turned into an outdoor ballroom. Each week a professional dance instructor will teach the latest and greatest dance steps in swing, salsa, ballroom and classic disco from 6:00pm-6:45pm. From 7:00pm - 8:30pm participants can practice these new skills while dancing to live music.
  5. SummerStage
    Rumsey Playfield, East 72nd Street off Fifth Avenue
    For the complete schedule of SummerStage performances, please click on the SummerStage schedule. Admission to all free performances (not benefit concerts) is on a first come, first-served basis, no tickets required. Depending on the show, chairs may or may not be placed on the field and bleacher seating may or may not be available. For more information, click on http://www.summerstage.com  
  6. Central Park Listings
  7. Battery Park City Summer Schedule
  8. Celebrate Brooklyn
    24 years of summer outdoor music, dance, word and film from around the globe and just around the corner!
  9. friends of the arts - Summer Schedule, Oyster Bay, long Island
  10. Lake Placid Institute Jazz Seminar
    Lake Placid, NY


Bronx Council on the Arts
kicks off its
BX1: Bronx Artist Festival

with Jazz at Hostos and
The Bronx Museum on June 1st

(May 20, 2005 – Bronx) The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) kicks off
its first-ever BX1: Bronx Artist Festival, an event geared to honor BCA’s
past and present BRIO winners, with jazz performances that include
Bronx artists Ray Vega, Desmar Guevara, Alma Micic and Roy Campbell. The
BX1: Bronx Artist Festival 2005 will take place in a number of locations
over a four-day period and culminate in a special awards presentation
hon-oring former and current BRIO winners who have moved on to
noteworthy careers.


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