Get your maps and open up your calendar app—it’s time to plan your summer of jazz in New England.
Litchfield 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.
The tents and stages have come down in Newport, and now the action shifts west to Connecticut, home of the superb Litchfield Jazz Festival. Later in the month, it’s party time in Salem, MA with Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
By J. R. Carroll Now that we’ve reached the midpoint of the festival season, the early summer festivals have wrapped up or are in their final weeks, and some of the late summer festivals have firmed up their rosters. Photo by 18 Brumaire The ageless Newport Jazz Festival returns to Rhode Island the weekend of […]
By J. R. Carroll Photo by Nicole LeCorgne Jazz festivals come in all shapes and sizes these days, even within the modest geographical confines of New England. Up in Vermont, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is still in progress; among others, you can still catch Jim Hall on Friday, June 11, and Sonny Rollins the […]