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Charlie Parker Festival 2018

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The City Parks Foundation kicked off it's 26th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival honoring the legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker. Festival highlights included Charles Tolliver's 50th anniversary of ”Paper Man" on Friday August 24th at Marcus Garvey Park. This event honored jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver's 1968 album, which was hailed for it's cutting edge avant -garde approach. ...

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2018 Newport Jazz Festival

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This years 2018 Newport Jazz Festival was held at the scenic Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island. Newport Jazz Festival's artistic director Christian McBride put together an impressive line up with a wide range of talent, ranging from Pat Metheny, Jazzmeia Horn, NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd, and George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic just ...

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2018 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

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Celebrating its 41th anniversary over the June 23rd weekend, the 2018 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga's Performing Arts center in Saratoga Springs N.Y., featured a great program presenting a wide range of music. Musicians who came to join the celebration included icon Herbie Hancock, rising star Jazzmeia Horn and Sammy Miller and the Congregation ...

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2017 Detroit Jazz Festival

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The stars were out at the 38th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival. The world's largest free outdoor event held in the Motor City presented a stellar lineup in 2017 including Herbie Hancock, Artist-In-Residence Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spalding, Benny Golson, Chucho Valdes and more. This photos series captures the spirit of Detroit's annual Labor Day ...

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2017 Newport Jazz Festival

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This years 2017 Newport Jazz Festival was held at the scenic Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island. Newport Jazz Festival's artistic director Christian McBride put together a great line up with a wide range of talent, ranging from Questlove, Rhiannon Giddens, Maria Schneider, and NEA master Benny Golson just to name a few. This ...

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2017 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

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The City Parks Foundation kicked off its 25th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Wednesday August 23, 2017 at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. On Thursday August 24th and Friday August 25th the festival continued its musical celebration uptown in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park. It featured the work of Jason Samuels Smith's “Chasing ...

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2017 Montclair Jazz Festival

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The 8th annual 2017 Montclair Jazz festival in Nishuan Park in Montclair NJ came alive on August 12 with the sights and sounds of jazz. Actress S, Epatha Merkerson, from the hit TV series “Law and Order" was once again mistress of ceremonies along with WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM announcer Gary Walker. This festival had performances ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2017

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Celebrating it's 40th anniversary the 2017 Freihofer Saratoga Jazz Festival taking place at Saratoga's Performing Arts center in Saratoga Springs N.Y June 24th and 25th, had a great lineup of musicians performing a wide range of music for everyone's listening pleasure. Musicians who came to join the celebration included Jean-Luc Ponty, Cecile McLorin Salvant and the ...

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Exit Zero International Jazz Festival: Cape May, NJ, November 9-11, 2012

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Exit Zero International Jazz Festival
Cape May, NJ
November 9-11, 2012
After the beating the Northeast took from Hurricane Sandy and a snowy nor'easter, people were ready for something positive, and for some it came in the form of the first Exit Zero International Jazz Festival in Cape May, New Jersey.

Pianist Ramsey Lewis, bassist ...