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7 Steps For Organizing Your Own DIY Music Festival

7 Steps For Organizing Your Own DIY Music Festival

While certainly challenging, putting together a modest, multi-day festival is by no means un-achievable, provided you're willing to put in the time and research, and are willing to work together with the rest of your DIY community. Here we review the seven steps to putting a successful festival together. Guest post by Jhoni Jackson of Soundfly's ...

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup For 16th Edition June 23 - July 1 - Nine Days, 325+ Shows, 19 Venues, 95 Free Shows, Youth Workshops & Jams

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup For 16th Edition  June 23 - July 1  - Nine Days, 325+ Shows, 19 Venues, 95 Free Shows, Youth Workshops & Jams

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona have announced the lineup for the festival's 16th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 23 thru July 1 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 325+ shows at 19 venues. The 2017 Festival will be presented in three series: the ...

Count Basie Theatre Announces First-Ever Basie Summer Jazz Fest

Count Basie Theatre Announces First-Ever Basie Summer Jazz Fest

DAVE KOZ + LARRY GRAHAM, HERBIE HANCOCK, SNARKY PUPPY, CHICK COREA ELEKTRIC BAND with BELA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES SPONSORED BY PATRIZIA’S OF RED BANK, MONMOUTH COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS AND THE ASBURY PARK PRESS The historic Count Basie Theatre, the state’s top-selling performing arts center and the namesake of jazz great William “Count” Basie, ...

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill…The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New York ...

Newly Formed Non-Profit Organization The Philadelphia Jazz Experience Proud to Announce First Annual Philadelphia Jazz Festival, April 23-30

Newly Formed Non-Profit Organization The Philadelphia Jazz Experience Proud to Announce First Annual Philadelphia Jazz Festival, April 23-30

Headliners Include Terri Lyne Carrington, Madison McFerrin, Bob Dorough, Jeff Bradshaw, Jaguar Wright, Orrin Evans, Gerald Veasley, and more The Bynum Brothers—Robert and Ben Bynum, creators of popular restaurants/jazz venues including SOUTH, Paris Bistro, RELISH, Warmdaddy's, as well as the former internationally recognized Zanzibar Blue—are proud to announce, in conjunction with Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture ...

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

The Ballard Jazz Festival, Seattle's most anticipated and community oriented jazz event, will take place May 17-20, and will headline legendary saxophonist, Chico Freeman. Dubbed three decades ago as one of the “young lions" of jazz for his participation in recordings with other “stars to be," such as Wynton Marsalis, Kevin Eubanks, and Paquito D'Rivera, Freeman's ...

19th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 2-11, 2017 – Lineup Announced

19th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 2-11, 2017 – Lineup Announced

Nineteen years is quite a long time for an underdog festival to exist, but with determination and ambition, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival has become a beloved cultural fixture of the Sonoma County area. With artistic director Jessica Felix at the helm, this yearly gathering of some of the very best jazz artists currently playing continues to ...

Steve Turre To Be Artist-in-Residence At Marshall University's 48th Winter Jazz Festival!

Steve Turre To Be Artist-in-Residence At Marshall University's 48th Winter Jazz Festival!

Marshall University’s Jazz Studies Program, one of the premier Jazz education centers in the U.S. announced that legendary 29-time Downbeat Critic’s & Reader’s Poll award winner, Steve Turre will be the “Artist in Residence” at the 48th Winter Jazz Festival. The festival will take place February 16th-18th, 2017 on the Marshall University Campus in Huntington, WV. ...

White House Shares Details of SXSL Festival of Ideas, Art and Action [Full Press Release, Schedule, Email From President Obama]

White House Shares Details of SXSL Festival of Ideas, Art and Action [Full Press Release, Schedule, Email From President Obama]

Last month when the White House announced a SXSW inspired South By South Lawn event in conjunction with the American Film Institute, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the National Park Foundation and South by Southwest, it was short on details. Now we have a full schedule and a message from the President. Background on ...

New Contemporary Jazz Cruise To Launch In 2017 With Performances By The World's Top Artists

New Contemporary Jazz Cruise To Launch In 2017 With Performances By The World's Top Artists

Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (ECP), the world leader in live entertainment at sea, announces the debut of The Contemporary Jazz Cruise, a luxury full-ship charter featuring a lineup of the greatest jazz artists in contemporary music. With more than 40 Grammy Awards between them, this incredible assembly of superstars will come together for one unprecedented week ...


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