Updated: Aug 27, 2019
The month of May was supposed to be the Official month for Jazz recognition. But JUNE is when stuff REALLY STARTS popping in the Jazz world! The memorial day official proclamation of summer has passed and music is flowing with the groove of Mid-Summer. Already the DC Jazz Festival will be in full effect for 2 weeks, starting June 4-June 19, 2019. Late Summer from June 27-July 4, 2019 The classic Montreal Jazz Festival will be taking place and with all the interest in Canada with Toronto being in the NBA finals against Golden State, look for Canada to be an even bigger draw and interest for people to check out. Of course you have The Granddaddy of them all,.... The Newport Jazz Festival jumping off in August, You also have The Charlie Parker Festival that always plays in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park during bird's Birthday week Aug 24-25, 2019. You then have assorted festivals and happenings that are popping up and evolving all of the time. Then of course you have in the New Jersey/New York area the ubiquitous WBGO 88.3 in Newark who has been maintaining the honored Jazz standard in this area for DECADES, with an array of excellent artists, players, and volunteers who make the propagation of the music possible. So go good, and be groovy with the Jazz for the summer and beyond. BEBOP BUDO!!!!!!!!