Summer 1998 Jazz Festival Listing

Jazz Festivals make for wonderful vacations and many offer cut-rate overnight packages. We have compiled a selected list of festivals around the world. The Summer Jazz Listing will appear in the June through September issues of JazzUSA, so if you know of other summer jazz festivals please tell us. As the summer progresses please feel free to send us your experiences from the festivals of your choice. We will publish some of them as part of a summer’s end festival wrap-up.
Aspen Jazz Festival
Snowmass, Colorado, June 18-21
Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters, Cassandra Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, & others.

Boston Jazz & Blues Festival
Boston, Mass. June 21-28
Sonny Rollins, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, and others.

Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago, Il. Sept. 3-6
Branford Marsalis, Nancy Wilson, McCoy Tyner, Nat Adderley & others

Concord Jazz Festival
Concord, California, Aug 22
Grover Washington Jr., Norman Brown & others.

Estoril Jazz Festival
Estoril, Portugal, July 2-11
Roy Hargrove’s Crisol, James Moody, Dianne Reeves, George Coleman & others.

Instanbul Jazz Festival
Istanbul, Turkey, July 6-18
Tony Bennet, McCoy Tyner, Cubanisimo, Terence Blanchard, Renee Rosnes and others.

Jamaica Jazz Festival
Ocho Rios, Jamaica, June 14-21
Milt Jackson, Othello Molineaux, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Randy Weston, T.S. Monk, Clark Terry, & others.

Jazz City International Music Festival
Edmonton, Canada, June 19-28
Diana Krall, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and others.

JVC Jazz Festival
New York City, June 15-27

Litchfield Jazz Festival
Goshen, Connecticut. August 7-9
Stanley Turrentine, Leon Parker, Brad Mehldau, Javon Jackson, Louis Hayes & others.

Mellon Jazz Festival
Philadelphia, Pa. June 12-21

Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux, Switzerland, July 3-19

Mount Hood Jazz Festival
Portland, Oregon

Montreal Jazz Festival
Montreal, Canada, July 1-20

New York Jazz Fest
New York City, June1-14

Nice Jazz Festival
Nice, France, July 11-18

North Sea Jazz Festival
Holland, July 10-13

Quebec City Summer Festival
Quebec City, Canada, July 9-19

Africa Fete with Selif Keita
Las Parlas del Son
David Lindley, La Bottine Souriante & others

Ravinia Jazz Festival
Highland Park, Ill. June 25-28
Oscar Peterson, Joe Henderson, Regina Carter, Kevin Mahogany, Ramsey Lewis & others.

Telluride Jazz Festival
Telluride, Colorado, July 31-August 2
Chick Corea, Flora Purim & Airto, Cedar Walton, Kitty Margolis, Ronnie Earl & others.

Toronto Jazz Festival
Toronto, Canada June 19-28

Syracuse Jazz Festival
Syracuse, New York, June 5-7,
Boney James, Mark Murphy, Jon-Luc Ponty, Lee Ritenour, Joe McBride, Houston Person & Etta Jones.

Umbria Jazz Festival
Umbria, Italy- July 10-19

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Vancouver, Canada June 19-28
Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, George Gruntz, John Carter and others.

Vienna Jazz Festival
Vienna, Austria, July 1-13
Manhattan Transfer, Al Jarreau, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and others.