Jazz Notes in September 2019

The Monterey Jazz Festival 2019
(California)

The 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival will take place September 27-29, 2019.

The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.
 

Over 500 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world's best jazz at the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival.

Voted “World's Best Jazz Festival” by the readers of JazzTimes Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2016, the Monterey Jazz Festival offers 20 acres of magnificent oak-studded grounds for fans to enjoy, featuring films, conversations with the Festival's stars, exhibitions, food and beverages, an international shopping bazaar, and 8 stages of live jazz entertainment spread throughout the grounds.

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The GUELPH Jazz Festival 2019

(Canada)

The Guelph Jazz Festival (GJF) was founded in 1994 by friends who sought to present creative improvised music in Guelph. Our many successes include: presenting hundreds of ticketed concerts of local, national and international artists; producing a free outdoor concert series in the downtown core recently expanded to Friday and Saturday of the Festival weekend; convening an educational colloquium in partnership with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at the University of Guelph that examines improvisation within a cultural and social context and is free and open to the public; winning the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (2010) and being named as a finalist the previous two years; receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Arts (1997, 2000, 2001) for continued growth and innovation; the GJF in the Schools and GJF in the Community programs, interactive workshop series lead by world-class musicians exposing students and adults to music making and improvisation; developing our GJF Around Town program that encourages local restaurants and bars to participate in the Festival by presenting jazz bands in their establishments...

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CHARLIE PARKER

JAZZ FESTIVAL
(New York, NY)

August 21 – 25 2019
Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem
Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan
Free
 

In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, celebrated as a bebop pioneer and for bringing jazz into the modern era. Our annual festival celebrates Parker and his work. The festival, held each August in lower Manhattan and Harlem, features both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians that continue to shape and drive the art form.
 

This year we are thrilled to celebrate the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance and highlight the artistic and creative energy that has made Harlem a world renown artistic community, while continuing to honor Parker’s work and legacy. From jazz to swing and blues to be-bop, this year’s festival will celebrate this historic cultural music community.

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Scarborough Jazz Festival 2019 

(UK)

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2019 
20-22 September 2019 

 

The 17th Scarborough Jazz Festival will take place between 20-22 September 2019 at Scarborough Spa and has the usual exciting mix of well-established performers (but still moving forwards) and younger up-and-coming groups.  

Each of the three evenings finish with powerful ensembles: Jeremy Sassoon’s ‘Ray Charles’ Project; Jim Mullen’s nine-piece ‘Volunteers’ with arrangements by flautist Gareth Lockrane; and Alan Barnes + 11 (celebrating Alan’s 60th) with arrangements by trombonist Mark Nightingale.

There are some amazing young players:

Jasmine , a band selected by Jazz North, use new technology to combine jazz and hip hop....

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