Get your maps and open up your calendar app—it’s time to plan your summer of jazz in New England.
Deer Isle Jazz Festival
The big “destination” jazz festivals are major events, but aficionados making vacation plans will be missing out if they don’t at least take a look at the musical offerings of the smaller festivals.
[Updated June 21] Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. Beaches reopen, and the jazz festival season follows close on their heels. Indeed, the first major festival kicks off this Friday, before June has even begun.
Updated: Brazilian jazz vocalist Leny Andrade performs at the Deer Isle Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 28.The first half of July, dominated by Independence Day festivities, is–fireworks aside–pretty quiet in New England. But then the festival season really kicks into gear.