Jazz Festivals in 2024

Jazz Festivals in 2024

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Here are some Jazz Festivals in 2024 that you might find interesting:

      1. Seabreeze Jazz Festival 2024

        • Location: Panama City Beach, FL
        • Dates: April 24-28, 2024
          JazzIZ Magazine has recognized the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach as one of the “Top 10 Jazz Festivals in the USA”, and it was recently in the running for the “Best Jazz Festival” at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards. This event brings together prominent national smooth jazz artists and offers an enjoyable weekend full of sunshine, excellent beaches, and memorable moments on the western side of Panama City Beach. Currently, the festival draws an audience of over 20,000 jazz enthusiasts from the USA, Canada, and Europe who come to experience an unparalleled weekend filled with jazz performances.
          → www.seabreezejazzfestival.com
      2. New Orleans Jazz Festival 2024
        • Location: New Orleans, LA
        • Dates: April 26 – May 5, 2024
          Known as Jazz Fest, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a cultural extravaganza lasting 10 days. It draws in 400,000 visitors annually, greeted by an array of musicians, culinary artists, and craft makers. The Louisiana Heritage Fair, a significant part of the festival, is renowned for its memorable music played on various stages, authentic Louisiana food served in two extensive areas, and regional as well as global craftspeople exhibiting and selling their creations. The fair takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, spread over two weekends. The festival glorifies the native music and culture of Louisiana and New Orleans, presenting a diverse range of musical genres associated with the city and state. These include blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, bluegrass and more. And naturally, there’s a bounty of both contemporary and traditional jazz to enjoy.
          → www.nojazzfest.com
      3. Brick Lane Jazz Festival 2024
        • Location: London, UK
        • Dates: April 26-28, 2024
          This festival celebrates the diverse and nonconforming array of talent within London’s Jazz Scene, providing an annual chance for festival-goers to plunge into the freshest and most culturally diverse sounds emanating from the city. All festival locations are conveniently situated within a minute’s walk from each other, inviting you to explore new music genres, engage with a varied community, and absorb the history embedded in Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery.
          → www.bricklanejazzfestival.com
      4. JazzFestBrno
        • Location: Brno, Czech Republic
        • May 14, this festival spans three months and features artists like Lakecia Benjamin, Gretchen Parlato, Snarky Puppy, and more
          JazzFestBrno, a renowned international jazz festival, was founded in 2002. Over the years, it has evolved into the Czech Republic’s premier jazz event, drawing in more than 10,000 attendees each year. The festival serves as a gauge for the jazz genre’s present condition, highlighting not just the mainstream but also the latest trends. Besides its focus on jazz, its meticulously selected program extends into other genres, providing a plethora of styles ranging from avant-garde to alt-pop.
          → www.jazzfestbrno.cz
      5. Red Bluff Music Festival 2024
        • Location: Montgomery, AL
        • Dates: May 17-19, 2024
          Make sure not to skip this memorable occasion! The esteemed Vintage Hospitality Group is excited to host the second yearly Red Bluff Music, Arts & Food Festival. This much-anticipated event is scheduled for May 18, 2024, at the renowned Montgomery’s Riverwalk Amphitheater.
          → www.redbluffmgm.com
      6. Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2024
        • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
        • Dates: May 23-26, 2024
          The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is making a comeback on Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Jacksonville, Florida from May 23 to 26, 2024! Revisiting its original venue, Metropolitan Park, and introducing a new ambiance at the Daily’s Place Amphitheater, the streets of Jacksonville will resonate with the delightful melodies of esteemed artists during the festival.
          → jacksonvillejazzfest.com
      7. Newport Beach Jazz Festival 2024
        • Location: Newport Beach, CA
        • Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2024
          The Jazz Festival in Newport Beach holds the record for being among the most enduring festivals in Orange County. Our dedication to showcasing celebrated jazz artists, composers, and up-and-coming talents has been unwavering since our inception in 1996. Babyface * Brian Culbertson * Average White Band * A Funk Finale ? Farewell Tour * Norman Brown * Damien Escobar * Avery*Sunshine Jazz Funk Soul * Lindsey Webster * Marion Meadows & Althea Rene * Jarrod Lawson * Erin Stevenson * Lin Rountree * Tom Braxton
          → festivals.hyattconcerts.com
      8. Capital Jazz Festival 2024
        • Location: Columbia, MD
        • Dates: June 7-9, 2024
          Since 1993, the Capital Jazz Fest has been an annual tradition during Black Music Month. It holds the reputation as one of the longest-standing festivals in the DMV area, and a significant event for black music nationwide, boasting over 30 performances across a three-day span. Festival-goers can also enjoy handpicked craft sellers in the Festival Marketplace, indulge in various food options, and participate in engaging discussions with the musicians during breaks.
          → www.capitaljazz.com
      9. Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2024
        • Location: Saint Paul, MN
        • Dates: June 21-22, 2024
          The Twin Cities Jazz Fest is a charitable entity focused on unifying communities through the appreciation of jazz, while also instilling inspiration in the younger generations. Initially a modest one-day affair in downtown Minneapolis 26 years ago, it has since blossomed into one of the largest free public jazz festivals in upper Midwest. The location of this festival spans Mears Park and its surrounding areas in the Lowertown district of downtown Saint Paul. The park hosts two outdoor stages, with another 18 venues across Saint Paul showcasing jazz throughout the weekend. The Jazz Fest is designed to be explored on foot, with most stages and venues easily reachable by walking.
          → www.twincitiesjazzfestival.com
      10. Rochester Jazz Festival 2024
        • Location: Rochester, NY
        • Dates: June 23 – July 1, 2024
          The Rochester International Jazz Festival 2024 is a musical event taking place in Rochester, New York. It features over 1750 artists from 16 nations, delivering a total of 326 concerts. The festival’s Club Pass Series includes 216 performances across 12 diverse venues, showcasing some of the world’s top jazz musicians. Access is granted either through a 3 or 9-day Club Pass or with cash at the door. On the City of Rochester Jazz Street Stage, presented by the Community Foundation, a total of 51 shows will be held. The Wegmans Pavilion on East and Chestnut will host 16 complimentary concerts. The “Jazz Starts at the Library” series offers five free lunchtime concerts at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. Additionally, five free jazz workshops, sponsored by Wegmans, will be conducted by guest artists for music students of all ages. Every evening concludes with jam sessions at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, Astor on Main.
          → www.rochesterjazz.com
      11. Different Sounds Festival 2024
        • Location: Lublin, Poland
        • Dates: June 27-30, 2024
          The Different Sounds Festival 2024, taking place in Lublin, Poland, is a musical event showcasing a diverse range of genres and an eclectic mix of artists. The festival features an array of music styles including world music, rock, jazz, reggae, electronic and even classical music. Two-thirds of the more than 350 concerts are open for free access. Among the performers are Alex Henry Foster, Halina Rice, Sonido Gallo Negro, Yonatan Gat, African Head Charge, Adrian Sherwood, RuinsZu and Lubomyr Melnyk.
          → lublininfo.com/en/events/different-sounds-festival/
      12. Montreal Jazz Festival 2024
        • Location: Montreal, QB
        • Dates: June 27 – July 6, 2024
          The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is a music lover’s delight, especially for those with a taste for jazz. This festival, taking place at various venues across Montreal, Quebec’s Quartier des Spectacles, stands as a major attraction for all ages. With over 350 concerts scheduled throughout the festival, the majority, almost two-thirds, are free of cost. Many of these concerts are held outdoors, close to the Place des Arts. The festival offers a wide spectrum of jazz music- from traditional and fusion jazz to contemporary interpretations. It serves as a platform for acclaimed artists and up-and-coming talents from the jazz world to showcase their craft.
          → montrealjazzfest.com
      13. Quebec City Summer Festival 2024
        • Location: Quebec City, QC
        • Dates: July 4-14, 2024
          Québec City’s Festival d’été de Québec stands as the premier open-air music festival in Canada. In 2024, it will showcase a star-studded lineup featuring Nickelback, 50 Cent, Jonas Brothers, Post Malone, Zac Brown Band, The Offspring, Mötley Crüe and many others!
          → www.feq.ca
      14. JAZZ Masterclasses & Workshops, July 2024
        Gypsy Jazz Gitarre * Jazz Klavier * Jazz Schlagzeug & Jazz Ensemble * Jazz Gesang * Jazz Improvisation
        Klagenfurt-Viktring, Carinthia, AUSTRIA
        → www.musikforum.at
      15. Love Supreme Festival 2024
        • Location: Lewes, UK
        • Dates: July 5-7, 2024
          Love Supreme, the UK’s lone jazz festival with a camping option, marries a traditional jazz lineup with the energy of the UK’s festival culture. Every year, it features renowned performers and innovative artists expanding jazz’s frontiers, complemented by talents from blues, funk, fusion, and soul genres.
          → lovesupremefestival.com/
      16. Montreux Jazz Festival 2024
        • Location: Montreux, Switzerland
        • Dates: July 5-20, 2024
          he 58th Montreux Jazz Festival is poised to make history, with a stunning lakeside stage and a comeback to the iconic Casino. Today, we reveal the lineup of performers set to etch this edition into memory. Scheduled from July 5th to July 20th, 2024, the program will feature legendary bands, impressive first appearances, anticipated returns, and potential future stars from a wide array of music genres.
          → www.montreuxjazzfestival.com
      17. JAZZOPEN (Germany)
        • Date: July 18-29, 2024
        • Location: Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg
          The jazzopen Stuttgart 2024 is scheduled for July 18 to July 29, 2024. This translates into eleven days of exhilarating concerts on multiple stages across Stuttgart. Experience profound and delicate Jazz alongside magnificent Pop, Rock, Soul, and Blues. The roster of artists set to perform at the jazzopen 2024 is long and impressive.
          → www.jazzopen.com
      18. 44th Jazzfestival Saalfelden (Austria)
        • Date: August 22-25, 2024
        • Description: The Saalfelden Jazz Festival has been a meeting place for the international jazz scene for over 40 years. It combines breathtaking landscapes with experimental sounds, attracting fans from around the world. During these four days, international artists perform on new and established stages in and around Saalfelden. The festival celebrates openness, freedom, and musical experimentation
      19. Amsterdam Smooth Jazz Festival 2025 (River Cruise Edition)
      20. Münster Jazz Festival

These festivals promise an exhilarating journey through the vibrant world of jazz, with events blooming across the globe!
For more details, you can explore the Music Festival Wizard’s Jazz Music Festivals 2024 guide or check out the International Jazz Festivals Organization website.

Enjoy the music!

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