Listings: Current Festivals

BREDA JAZZ FESTIVAL

May 1-4: Breda, The Netherlands. Details from Breda Jazz Festival, Veemarkstraat 52-54, 4811 ZJ Breda, The Netherlands, www.bredajazzfestival.nl

CITY OF DERRY JAZZ AND BIG BAND FESTIVAL

May 1-4: Derry, England. Info from City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival, ph (028) 7137-6504, www.cityof derryjazzfestival.com

CHATTANOOGA TRADITIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

May 2-4: Chattanooga, Tenn. Details from Chattanooga Traditional Jazz Festival, 1425 Heritage Landing, Chattanooga, TN 37450, (423) 266-0944, MGgriffin29@aol.com

CHILLIWACK JAZZ FESTIVAL

May 2-4: Chilliwack, B.C., Canada. Details from Chilliwack Jazz Festival, Chilliwack Happy Times Jazz Society, Box 565, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7V5 Canada, (866) 300-7111, website: www.chilliwackjazzfestival.com

THREDBO JAZZ FESTIVAL

May 2-4:  Thredbo, NSW, Australia. Info from Thredbo Jazz Festival, Mt. Kosciouski National Park, Thredbo, NSW, Australia, (02) 6457-6882, www.thredbojazz.com.au/jazz

NORWICH JAZZ PARTY

May 3-5: Norwich, England. Info from Norwich Jazz Party, Jazz `n' Blues Records, Lakenham Leisure Center, Cricket Ground Road, Norwich NR1 3A2, England, 01603-467777, www.norwichjazzparty.com

KESWICK JAZZ FESTIVAL

May 7-11: Keswick, England. Details from Keswick Jazz Festival, ph: 44-17687-77441, www.keswickjazz festival.co.uk

DIXIELAND JAZZ BY THE SEA

May 9-10: San Clemente, Calif. Info from Dixieland Jazz by the Sea, P.O. Box 4, San Clemente, CA 92674, (949) 492-1901, www.sanclementerotary.org

GRAND MARAIS JAZZ FESTIVAL

May 10: Grand Marais, Minn. Details from (888) 922-5000, www.grandmaraisjazzfest.com

COON-SANDERS NIGHTHAWKS FANS' BASH

May 16-17: Ramada Inn, Huntington, W. Va. Info from Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Fans' Bash, 32 W. 7th Ave., Huntington, WV 225701, (304) 633-5241, coonsander@msn.com

BUNNY BERIGAN JAZZ JUBILEE

May 16-18: Fox Lake, Wisc. Talent includes bands led by Bob Schulz, Bob Hirsch, Rev. Al Townsend and Don Chesebro, plus Larry Busch Big Band and Beaver Dam High School Jazz Ensemble. Special events. Further info from Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee, P.O. Box 400, Fox Lake, WI 53933, (920) 928-6094, www.bunnyberiganjazzjubilee.com

WEST TEXAS JAZZ PARTY

May 16-18: MCM Elegante Hotel, Odessa, Tex. All star lineup includes Dan Barrett, Howard Alden, Johnny Varro, Warren Vache, Ken Peoplowski, Houston Person, Butch Miles, Chuck Redd, Nicki Parrott, many more. Further details from West Texas Jazz Party, West Texas Jazz Society, P.O. Box 10832, Midland, TX 79702, (800) 458-2878, www.wtjs.org

OLD TIME PIANO PLAYING CONTEST

May 23-26: Hotel Pere Marquette, 501 Main, Peoria, Ill. Details from Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, OMPA, Box 883, Decatur, IL 62525, (217) 428-2403, www.oldtimepiano.com

TGIRJ SPRING FLING

May 23-25: Alexandria Bay, N.Y. Info from TGIRJ Spring Festival, (519) 744-2665, wnpauli@aol.com

SACRAMENTO JAZZ JUBILEE

May 23-26: Sacramento, Calif. Variety of styles and artists. Info from Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, STJS, 2787 Del Monte St., West Sacramento, CA 95691, (916) 372-5277,  www.sacjazz.com

ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

May 24-26: Woodruff Park, 84 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga. Info from (404) 853-4234, www.atlantafesivals.com

RAGTIME RALLY

May 29:  St. Louis, Mo. Details from Ragtime Rally, Scott Joplin House, State Historic Site, DNR, 2658 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103, (314) 340-5790,  www.mostateparks.com/scottjoplin.htm

ORIGINAL "BLIND" BOONE RAGTIME & EARLY JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 1-3: Columbia, Mo. Featuring Morten Gunnar Larsen, Mimi Blais, Carl Sonny Leland, Reginald Robinson, Terry Waldo, Paul Asaro, Brian Holland, Neville Dickie, jam sessions, much more. Contact (573) 445-2539,  www.blindboone.missouri.org  

SCOTT JOPLIN RAGTIME FESTIVAL

June 4-8: Sedalia, Mo. Featuring Rod & Tricia Biensen, Glenn Jenks, Sue Keller, Dave Majchrzak, John Petley, Jim Radloff, David Reffkin, Jack Rummel, Mike Schwimmer, Adam Swanson, Dave Tucker, Terry Waldo, Bryan Wright, Adam Yarian, Ivory & Gold, Brett Youens, Larry Karp, Neville Dickie, more. Info from Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, 321 S. Ohio St., Sedalia, Mo 65301, (866) 218-6258,  www.scottjoplin.org  

AFJS "JAZZ AT THE CROSSROADS 2008"

June 5-6: annual conference of American Federation of Jazz Societies. Open to non-members. Hosted by New Jersey Jazz Society at Hyatt Hotel, Morristown, N.J. Details and registration from www.afjs.org.

MERIMBULA JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 6-9: Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia. Details from Merimbula Jazz Festival, P.O. Box 415, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia, (04) 6495-3023, www.merimbulajazz.org  

JAZZFEST

June 7-8: Madison, N.J. Info from New Jersey Jazz Society, (800) 303-NJJS, www.njjs.org/  

MT. GRETNA OLD TIME JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 8-10: Mt. Gretna, Pa. Contact  (717) 361-1508,  www.mtgretna. com/music

CAESAREA HARBOR JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 12-14: Caesarea Harbor, Israel. Details from http://jazz.caesarea.org.il

GLENN MILLER FESTIVAL

June 12-15: Clarinda, Ia. Details from Glenn Miller Festival, P.O. Box 61, Clarinda, IA 51632, (712) 542-2461,  www.glennmiller.org  

GREAT AMERICAN BRASS BAND FESTIVAL

June 12-15: Danville, Ky. Info from Danville Convention & Visitor's Bureau, 304 S. 4th St., Danville, KY 40422, (859) 236-7794,  www.danvillekentucky.com  

INT'L. WASHBOARD FESTIVAL

June 13-14: Logan, Oh. Details from Columbus Washboard, 14 Gallagher Ave., Logan, OH 43138, (740) 380-3828, www.washboardfestival.com  

ABERSOCH JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 13-15: Abersoch, England. Info from Abersoch & District Information Centre, Abersoch LL52 7AP, England, ph: 01758-712929, www.abersochjazzfestival.com   

SWING INTO SUMMER WITH DIXIELAND JAZZ IN THE CANYON FESTIVAL

June 15-17: Crooked River Ranch, Ore. Contact (541)  548-0679, www.crookedriverranch.com  

JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 16-28: New York, N.Y. Details from  JVC Jazz Festival, P.O. Box 1169, Ansonia Sta., New York, NY 10023, (212) 501-1390, www.festivalproductions.net  

ELKHART JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 20-22: Elkhart, Ind. Featuring Bobby Lewis' Cat'n Jammers, Butch Miles, Randy Sandke, Shelley Berg Trio, Marty Grosz, much more. Info from Ekhart Centre, 227 S. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516, (800) 597-7627, www.elkhartjazzfestival.com  

ROSKILDE JAZZ DAYS

June 20-22: Roskilde, Denmark, www.roskildejazzdays.dk

TWIN CITIES HOT SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 20-29: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. Details from Twin Cities Hot Summer Jazz Festival, P.O. Box 580003, Minneapolis, MN 55458, (612) 343-5943,  www.hotsummerjazz.com  

DOWNTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 20-29: Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Info from Downtown Jazz Society, 82 Bleecker St., Toronto, ON M5A 1L8, Canada, (416) 928-2033, www.tojazz.com  

JAZZ CITY INT'L. JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 20-29: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Details from Jazz City Festival Society, 10516 Seventy-Seven Ave., Edmonton, AB T6E 1N1, Canada, www.edmontonjazz.com  

OTTAWA JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 20-July 1: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Info from Ottawa Jazz Festival, P.O. Box 3104, Sta. D, Ottawa, ON K1P 6H7, Canada, (613) 241-2633,   www.ottawajazzfestival.com  

RIVERBOAT JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 25-29: Silkeborg, Denmark, www.riverboat.dk  

AMERICA'S FESTIVAL

June 26-29: Lacey/Olympia, Wash.  Bands include Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band, Buck Creek, Grand Dominion, High Sierra, Ivory and Gold, Jean Kittrell & St. Louis Rivermen, No Inhibition, Titan Hot Seven, Uptown Lowdown, West End of Chicago, guest musician John Cocuzzi. Details from Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Society, P.O. Box 924, Olympia, WA 98507, (360) 943-9123,  www.olyjazz.com/  

JAZZASCONA NEW ORLEANS & CLASSICS

June 26-July 6: Ascona, Switzerland. Info from JazzAscona New Orleans & Classics, c/o Tourist Office Lago Maggiore, via B. Luini 3, CH-6600 Locarno, Switzerland, ph: 41-91-791-0091,  www.jazzascona.com

CEDAR BASIN JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 27-29: Cedar Falls, Ia. Details from Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitor's Bureau, 6510 Hudson, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, (800) 845-1955,  www.cedarfallstourism.org

HOT STEAMED JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 27-29: Essex, Conn. Info from Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, P.O. Box 293, Essex, CT 06426, (800) 348-0003, www.hotsteamedjazz.com

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