Festival Jazz Ed 101

Andreya TrianaHave you always wanted to learn more about jazz, but somehow never could find the time? Wandered who was carrying on the great jazz traditions featured on NPR? Why not learn by doing — go to a jazz festival this spring or summer! To help you along this path, we’ve featured here some of our favorite musicians who will be playing four of the leading festivals: Cheltenham, MontrĂ©al, Newport, and Monterey. And needless to say, all of these performances are live: that’s the way jazz was meant to be heard — and even better in the flesh.

Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet — Confessions To My Unborn Daughter
Geri Allen & Timeline — Philly Joe
Caravan Palace — Brotherswing
Regina Carter (w/Ray Brown Trio) — Lady Be Good
Curios — Truce
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble — The Child Within
Diana Krall — Temptation
Joshua Redman — Improvised Solo
Poncho Sanchez — Watermelon Man
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue — Backatown
Hiromi Uehara — Old Castle, by the River, in the Middle of a Forest

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