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The Ultimate Jazz Festivals Guides have given us an overview of the finest jazz events happening around the world…and the one for February is no different.

Australia celebrates the month with the popular Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe, as well as Clarence Jazz Fest in Tasmania. Dubai Jazz Festival, on the other hand, is the upcoming highlight for jazz and live music enthusiasts in Asia, while the touring event Festival in the Desert will be back to Mali for another colourful edition.

Like always, jazz never sleeps in Europe. The Nordic Countries celebrate European and Scandinavian jazz at Denmark’s Vinterjazz, Polarjazz in Norway and three festivals in Finland – plus a couple more in Russia. And jazz is going to be very much present across the whole continent, with popular fests taking place in Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland.

The 2015 edition of the Liverpool International Jazz Festival is the British highlight of a month that also features Scottish event Fife Jazz Festival and Jazz on a Winter’s Weekend.

Portland Jazz Festival is February’s largest happening in the U.S., which will see live jazz all over the country with the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, North Carolina Jazz Festival, Sitka Jazz Festival and Newport Beach Jazz Party, among other events.

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Here’s the Ultimate Jazz Festivals Guide for February, featuring over 30 events!

 

International Jazz Guitar Festival International Jazz Guitar Festival

When & Where: 2-9 Feb, St. Petersburg (Russia)

Performers: Check festival’s website

 

 

Festival in the Desert Festival in the Desert

When & Where: Various dates in Feb, Mali (Africa)

Performers: Check festival’s website

 

North Carolina Jazz Festival North Carolina Jazz Festival

When & Where: 5-7 Feb, Wilmington, NC (U.S.)

Performers: Mandy Johnson, Nicki Parrott & Bria Skonberg, Jonathan Russell, Benny Hill, Herman Burney

 

Chiasso Jazz Festival Chiasso Jazz Festival

When & Where: 5-7 Feb, Chiasso (Switzerland)

Performers: Randy Weston African Rhythms 4et, Craig Taborn 4et, Maria João, Biréli Lagrène, Shayna Steele

 

Sitka Jazz Festival Sitka Jazz Festival

When & Where: 5-7 Feb, Sitka, AK (U.S.)

Performers: Mads Tolling, Glenn Kostur, Kenny Washington, Darren English, Dewayne Pete

 

Jazz Escales Jazz Escales

When & Where: 5-8 Feb, Caen (France)

Performers: Ana Kap, Daniel Givone 4et, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Quatour Béla & Jean-Louis

 

Polarjazz Polarjazz Festival

When & Where: 5-8 Feb, Longyearbyen (Norway)

Performers: Svalbard Kirkes Trio, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Morten Abel, Solid Comfort, Nina & the Butterfly Fish

 

Jazz-Gipfel Festival Jazz-Gipfel

When & Where: 6-7 Feb, Konstanz (Germany)

Performers: Fred Frith Trio, Keïta/Brönnimann/Niggli, Svelia

 

Tournai jazz festival Tournai Jazz Festival

When & Where: 6-7 Feb, Tournai (Belgium)

Performers: Kenny Garrett, Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa, Guillaume Perret & the Electric Epic, Bai Kamara, Barbara Hendricks

 

Fife Jazz Festival Fife Jazz Festival

When & Where: 6-8 Feb, Fife, Scotland (UK)

Performers: Ruby Turner, Marius Neset & Daniel Herskedal, Rose Room & AJ Brown, Brian Kellock Trio

 

Jazz on a Winter's Weekend Jazz on a Winter’s Weekend

When & Where: 6-8 Feb, Southport, England (UK)

Performers: Alan Barnes – David Newton 7et, Theo Jackson 4et, Jump Monk, Marius Neset & Daniel Herskedal

 

Vinterjazz Vinterjazz

When & Where: 6-22 Feb, several cities across Denmark

Performers: DR Big Band & John Scofield, Brad Mehldau, Jeremy Pelt NYC 5et, Orlando Julius & the Heliocentrics, Konono N°1

 

Jazz Granollers Festival Granollers Jazz Festival

When & Where: 6 Feb-7 Mar, Granollers, (Spain)

Performers: Jordi Bonell, Àrid, Joan Vidal 6et + OGCr, Esmuc Jazz Project, Michael Kanan Trio, Ensembla Jazz Orquestra

 

Erlanger Jazz Band Ball Jazz Band Ball

When & Where: 7 Feb, Erlangen (Germany)

Performers: European Swing Allstars, Thomas Fink & Friends, Jamaram, Groovemaker BigBand, Famous Down Town Street Paraders

 

Rumor Festival Rumor Festival

When & Where: 7 Feb, Utrecht (Netherlands)

Performers: Beat Furrer, Bouge, Bakker, Goudsmit & Jäger

 

Close Encounters Close Encounters

When & Where: 9-13 Feb, Helsinki (Finland) & St. Petersburg (Russia)

Performers: Dunkelquartz, Elisabeth, Green Light District, Harms Project, Humavoid, Iina Palokangas, Jacob McCaslin

 

Newport Beach Jazz Party Newport Beach Jazz Party

When & Where: 12-15 Feb, Newport Beach, CA (U.S.)

Performers: Jack Jones, The Four Freshmen, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band & James Morrison, Alan Bergman, Tony Monaco

 

Agharta Prague Jazz Agharta Prague Jazz Festival

When & Where: 12 Feb-7 May, Prague (Czech Republic)

Performers: Maceo Parker, Vinx & Friends, Mike Stern Band, Sheila E, Rostislav Fras 4et, Straight No Chaser

 

 

Tyykijazz Tyykijazz

When & Where: 13-14 Feb, Forssa (Finland)

Performers: Rikhard & Swing Doctors, Anna-Mari Kähärä Orchestra, Gunu’s Thang, Wigwam Revisited

 

Adelaide Fringe Adelaide Fringe

When & Where: 13 Feb – 15 Mar, Adelaide (Australia)

Performers: Macy Gray, Katie Noonan, Alley Katz Jazz Band, K and N Brass, Jo Lawry, Etypejazz, Mike Stewart Big Band

 

Sancy Snow Jazz Sancy Snow Jazz Festival

When & Where: 14-21 Feb, various cities across France

Performers: Leslie Lewis, Georges V, Michel Pastre 4et, Claude Tissendier & Faby Medina, Ulf Sandstrom, Denise Gordon

 

Clarence Jazz Fest Clarence Jazz Festival

When & Where: 15-22 Feb, Clarence, Tasmania (Australia)

Performers: Michelle Nicholle 4et, Fiona Stewart 4et, Cygnet Jazz Collective, Black Cat Jazz Trio, Harry Edwards Trio

 

Portland Jazz Festival Portland Jazz Festival

When & Where: 17 Feb-1 Mar, Portland, OR (U.S.)

Performers: Christian McBride Trio & Lou Donaldson 4et, Kurt Elling, Ron Carter Trio, Vijay Iyer Trio, Becca Stevens, Marc Cary

 

Storm Festival STORM!

When & Where: 20-21 Feb, Ostend (Belgium)

Performers: Brzzvll & Anthony Joseph, Avishai Cohen Triveni, De Beren Gieren, LABTrio NY Project feat. Michaël Attias & Christopher Hoffman

 

Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

When & Where: 20-22 Feb, Elmhurst, IL (U.S.)

Performers: Sean Jones, Ralph Lalama & Dennis Mackrel, Jimmy Heath & the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Elmhurst College Jazz Band

 

San Diego Jazz Party San Diego Jazz Party

When & Where: 20-22 Feb, Del Mar, CA (U.S.)

Performers: Rebecca Kilgore, John Allred, Dan Barrett, Danny Coots, Bria Skonberg, Nicki Parrott, Russell Malone

 

Appeltuinjazz Festival Appeltuinjazz Festival

When & Where: 21 Feb-25 Apr, Leuven (Belgium)

Performers: Alexi Tuomarila Trio, Chad McCullough Bram, Weijters 4et, Eve Beuvens & Brice Soniano

 

Lotos Jazz Festival LOTOS Jazz Festival

When & Where: 22 Feb-1 Mar, Bielsko-Biala (Poland)

Performers: Arturo Sandoval, Wayne Shorter 4et, Miles Electric Band, Soweto Kinch, Tingvall Trio

 

Dubai Jazz Festival Dubai Jazz Festival

When & Where: 25-27 Feb, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Performers: Sting, Esperanza Spalding, John Legend, James Blunt, Christina Perri, Lindsey Stirling

 

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

When & Where: 25-28 Feb, Moscow, ID (U.S.)

Performers: Dianne Reeves, Wycliffe Gordon, Grace Kelly, Tia Fuller, Rumi Inoue, Jeff Coffin, Ingrid Jensen

 

Jazz Od Nowa Festival JAZZ Od Nowa Festival

When & Where: 25-28 Feb, Torun (Poland)

Performers: Piotr Schmidt Electric Group, Tomasz Stanko New Band, Adam Pieronczyk, Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski 6et

 

Emsdettener Jazztage Emsdettener Jazztage

When & Where: 26-28 Feb, Emsdetten (Germany)

Performers: Lily Dahab, Triosence, Torque Trio, Mo’Blow

 

MIBNIGHT Jazz Festival MIBNIGHT Jazz Festival

When & Where: 26-28 Feb, Bremen (Germany)

Performers: Melt Trio, Malte Schiller 8et, CNIRBS, Sigi Busch Trio, Jens Schöwing Trio, Jazz Smells

 

Liverpool International Jazz Festival Liverpool International Jazz Festival

When & Where: 26 Feb-1 Mar, Liverpool, England (UK)

Performers: GoGo Penguin, James Taylor 4et, Troyka, Marley Chingus Jazz Collective, Svara Kanti

 

Akes Jazz Fest Åkes Jazzfestival

When & Where: 27 Feb-1 Mar, Kauniainen (Finland)

Performers: Grani Big Band, Jazz Partout, Birger’s Ragtime Band, Charlotta Kerbs

 

Triumph of Jazz Triumph of Jazz

When & Where: 27 Feb-2 Mar, Moscow & St. Petersburg (Russia)

Performers: Terence Blanchard, The Yellowjackets, Lisa Henry, Lebedev/Revnyuk Project

 

adelaide festival Adelaide Festival

When & Where: 27 Feb-15 Mar, Adelaide (Australia)

Performers: Abdullah Ibrahim, Mogwai, Bryars Ensemble, Australian String 4et, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, The Pop Group

 

AVaulxJazz A Vaulx Jazz

When & Where: 27 Feb-21 Mar, Vaulx-en-Velin (France)

Performers: Sun Ra Arkestra, Chucho Valdes, Avishai Cohen, Kellylee Evans, Anthony Joseph, Variant & Soweto Kinch

 

Crossroads Crossroads Jazz Festival

When & Where: 28 Feb-2 June, various cities across Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

Performers: Dee Dee Bridgewater & New Orleans Project feat. Irvin Mayfield, Diane Reeves, Gregory Porter, Diane Schuur, Joshua Redman Trio, Arturo Sandoval, Enrico Rava