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So many great jazz festivals happening in November!

This month, Australia celebrates jazz combined with good wine and delicious food. Wangaratta Jazz, which celebrates its 25th anniversary, Mildura, Gawler and Phillip Island Jazz Festivals, as well as Samoana Jazz and Art Festival and the Sydney International Women Jazz Festival. It’s going to be a month of amazing live jazz.

Top live jazz is going to be very much present in Spain as well, with the incredible lineups presented by various events like Jazz Albacete, Madrid Jazz, Cartagena Jazz, Málaga Jazz, Zaragoza and Granada Jazz, among other festivals.

The same can be said for France – D’Jazz Nevers, Reims Jazz, Jazz N Klezmer, Les Nuits du Jazz and Jazz à Vian – and Italy, which will bring jazz stars such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dave Holland and Kenny Barron to the Italian capital, one of the country’s most culturally rich cities and Padova. Speaking of Europe, there’s going to be plenty of incredible festivals around the whole continent highlighted by the EFG London Jazz Festival.

European jazz will meet American jazz in Chicago, while the rest of the month will see some of the very best jazzmen and women performing all around the country, from Florida, New Jersey and New York all the way to Oahu, Hawaii.

Furthermore, jazz will also be played in Africa, from Nigeria – Lagos Jazz Series – all the way to South Africa (Cherry Jazz Festival), and by one of Japan’s landmarks: Mount Fuji. And let’s not forget Central and South America, with coloful jazz festivals taking place in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Mexico’s Riviera Maya Jazz Festival!

With well over 60 jazz events organized around the world, November is a hot month for jazz enthusiasts – no doubt! [tweet this guide]



Bologna Jazz Festival

Bologna Jazz Festival

When & Where: 28 Oct – 22 Nov, Bologna (Italy)

Performers: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dave Holland & Kenny Barron, Bill Frisell, Charles Llyod 4et

 

Samoana JazzSamoana Jazz and Arts Festival

When & Where: 31 Oct-2 Nov, Pago Pago (American Samoa), 7-9 Nov, Apia (Samoa)

Performers: Check festival’s website

 

Mt Fuji JazzMt. Fuji Kawaguchiko Jazz Festival

When & Where: 31 Oct-2 Nov, Kawaguchiko (Japan)

 

Performers: Moon Inlet Sounds Orchestra, Forest Green Jazz Quintet, K’s Dinner Jazz Unit, Big Wing Jazz Orchestra

 

Wangaratta JazzWangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival

When & Where: 31 Oct-3 Nov, Wangaratta (Australia)

 

Performers: Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts 4et, Enrico Rava feat. Niko Schauble’s Papa Carlo, Allan Browne 5et, Fem Belling 5et

 

Mildura JazzMildura Jazz, Food & Wine Festival

When & Where: 31 Oct-3 Nov, Mildura (Australia)

 

Performers: The Cope Street Parade, Nicola Milan, Origami, Tim Bos, Don Mayne Trio

 

So What's NextSo What’s Next?

When & Where: 1 Nov, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

 

Performers: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon, Ibrahim Maalouf, Robert Glasper Experiment, Becca Stevens, James Brandon Lewis Trio

 

Folly Jazz FestivalFolly Jazz Festival

When & Where: 1-2 Nov, Folly Beach, SC (U.S.)

 

Performers: Duda Lucena, Charlton Singleton 4et, Jazz on the Edge All-Stars, Oscar Rivers Jazz feat. Kat Keturah

 

All That JazzWine, Roses and All That Jazz Festival

When & When: 1-2 Nov, Canberra (Australia)

Performers: Check festival’s website

 

Gawler JazzGawler Jazz Festival

When & Where: 1-2 Nov, Gawler (Australia)

 

Performers: Various Nefarious, Soul’D, Renee Pounsett, Ellipsis, Atlantic Street Band, Crafty & Friends

 

Jazz PrishtinaJazz Festival Prishtina

When & Where: 1-7 Nov, Prishtina (Kosovo)

Performers: Francesco D’Errico 4et, Willard Dyson & the WDQT, Ivan Paduart Trio feat. Tineke Postma, Joja Wendt Trio

 

Jazz AlbaceteJazz Albacete

When & Where: 1-21 Nov, Albacete (Spain)

 

Performers: Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, Aaron Goldberg Trio, Jorge Pardo, Gospelians & Gràcia

 

Cartagena JazzCartagena Jazz Festival

When & Where: 1-22 Nov, Cartagena (Spain)

 

Performers: Gregory Porter, Branford Marsalis, Macy Gray, Snarky Puppy, Zara McFarlane, Incognito

 

Miami Nice JazzMiami Nice Jazz Festival

When & Where: 1-23 Nov, Miami, FL (U.S.)

 

Performers: Roberto Fonseca, Bebel Gilberto, Etienne Charles, Rose Max, Allan Harris Band, Nicole Yarling

 

heerlen jazzHeerlen Jazz

When & Where: 1-29 Nov, Heerlen (Netherlands)

 

Performers: Roy Hargrove, Spyro Gyra, Level 42, Tommy Emmanuel, Caro Emerald

 

Malaga JazzMálaga International Jazz Festival

When & Where: 3-9 Nov, Málaga (Spain)

Performers: Lou Donaldson 4et, Jane Monheit, Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, Jose Carra, Chano Domínguez & Niño Josele

 

Vip Zagreb JazzVip Zagreb Jazz Festival

When & Where: 3-20 Nov, Zagreb (Croatia)

 

Performers: Anat Cohen 4et, Gary Burton 4et, The Bad Plus, Medeski/Scofield/Martin & Wood

 

Jazz Fest SarajevoJazz Fest Sarajevo

When & Where: 4-9 Nov, Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Performers: Gregory Porter, Bill Frisell, John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension, Teofilovic Brothers and Miroslav Tadic

 

Djamgo Reinhardt NY FestivalDjango Reinhardt NY Festival

When & Where: 4-10 Nov, New York, NY (U.S.)

Performers: Dorado Schmitt feat, Bronson, Samson & Amati, Ludovic Beiier, Pierre Blanchard

 

Jazz JantarJazz Jantar Festival

When & Where: 4-16 Nov, Gdansk (Poland)

 

Performers: Branford Marsalis 4et, Rudresh Mahanthappa Gamak, Colin Stetson, Robert Glasper Experiment

 

Madrid JazzFestival De Jazz Madrid

When & Where: 4-26 Nov, Madrid (Spain)

Performers: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Di Meola, Medeski/Scofield /Martin/Wood, Randy Weston, Jorge Pardo

 

ParmaJazz FrontiereParmaJazz Frontiere Festival

When & Where: 4 Nov-2 Dec, Parma (Italy)

Performers: Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Uri Caine & Han Bennink, Stefania Rava Jazz 5et, Ferner/Juliusson

 

European Jazz Meets ChicagoEuropean Jazz Meets Chicago

When & Where: 5-6, Chicago, IL (U.S.)

Performers: Nate Lepine 4et, Silke Eberhard 4et, Waclaw Zimpel 4et, Escape Lane

 

Aalener JazzfestAalener Jazzfest

When & Where: 5-9 Nov, Aalen (Germany)

Performers: Stanley Clarke, Gregory Porter, The Brand New Heavies, Yun Sun Nah & Ulf Wakenius, Candy Dulfer

 

trans4jazzTrans4Jazz Festival

When & Where: 5-9 Nov, Ravensburg (Germany)

Performers: Gary Burton Quartet, Maceo Parker, Meshell Ndegeocello, UNIT, Leni Stern African Trio

 

Sydney women jazzSydney International Women Jazz Festival

When & Where: 5-12 Nov, Sydney (Australia)

 

Performers: Dee Alexander, Hannah James Trio, Sarah McKenzie 4et, Lisa Parrott

 

Earl Klugh's Weekend of JazzEarl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz

When & Where: 6-8 Nov, Kiawah Island, SC (U.S.)

 

Performers: Earl Klugh & David Benoit, Natalie Cole, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Chuck Loeb & Andy Snitzer

 

Jazzfest MunchenJazzfest München

When & Where: 6-8 Nov, München (Germany)

Performers: Alan Broadbent, Bob Dorough, Cornelia Corba & Gert Wilden, Carolyn Breuer

 

Dominican Republic JazzDominican Republic Jazz Festival

When & Where: 6-9 Nov, Cabarete (Dominican Republic)

 

Performers: Joe Lovano, Pat Pereyra & Band, Colin Hunter, Berklee Global Jazz Institute

 

Arizona Classic JazzArizona Classic Jazz Festival

When & Where: 6-9 Nov, Chandler, AZ (U.S.)

Performers: Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Titan Hot 7, Dave Bennett 4et, Nicki Parrott, Rossano Sportiello

 

Jazz ZaragozaFestival Zaragoza Jazz

When & Where: 6-9 Nov, Zaragoza (Spain)

 

Performers: Kenny Garrett 5et, Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, James Taylor Quartet, Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu

 

New Brunswick JazzNew Brunswick Jazz Festival

When & Where: 6-9 Nov, New Brunswick, NJ (U.S.)

Performers: Gerald Albright, Hiroshima, Paula Atherton, Cindy Bradley, The New Brunswick Jazz Allstars feat. Ty Stephens

 

Guimaraes JazzGuimarães Jazz Festival

When & Where: 6-15 Nov, Guimarães (Portugal)

Performers: David Murray Infinity 4et, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Eirik Hegdal & Joshua Redman, Uri Caine Trio

 

Jazztage DresdenJazztage Dresden

When & Where: 6-16 Nov, Dresden (Germany)

Performers: Maceo Parker, Curtis Stigers, James Carter Organ Trio, Julia Biel, Sharrie Williams

 

Brookside JazzBrookside Jazz Festival

When & Where: 7 Nov, Kansas City, MO (U.S.)

Performers: Diverse, Shades of Jade, Angela Hagenbach

 

Jazz Festival Bird with StringsAnnual Jazz Festival-Bird with Strings

When & Where: 7-8 Nov, Evanston, IL (U.S.)

Performers: Charles McPherson, Tammy McCann, Victor Garcia, Jeremy Kahn, Stewart Miller, Ernie Adams

 

Cuesta Vocal JazzCuesta Vocal Jazz Festival

When & Where: 7-8 Nov, San Luis Obispo, CA (U.S.)

Performers: True North feat. Katie Campell, Sharmila G. Lash, Fletcher Sheridan, Matt Falker

 

Exit 0 Jazz FestivalExit 0 International Jazz Festival

When & Where: 7-9, Cape May, NJ (U.S.)

Performers: Monty Alexander & the Harlem-Kingston Express, The Cookers, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Rene Marie

 

jazzgranadaGranada Jazz Festival

When & Where: 7-16 Nov, Granada (Spain)

Performers: Tom Harrell, Branford Marsalis, Javier Colina 4et, Chano Domínguez & Niño Josele

 

Florida Smooth JazzFlorida Smooth Jazz Festival

When & Where: 8 Nov, Casselberry, FL (U.S.)

Performers: BK Jackson, The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman, Norman Brown & Gerald Albright

 

Treme Creole Gumbo FestivalTreme Creole Gumbo Festival

When & Where: 8-9 Nov, New Orleans, LA (U.S.)

 

Performers: The Stooges Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Brass-A-Holics, Treme Brass Band

 

badejazzBadajoz International Jazz Festival

When & Where: 8-10 Nov, Badajoz (Spain)

Performers: Jerry Bergonzi 4et, Bill Evans “Soulgrass” Band, Lionel Loueke Trio, Special Quartet

 

Tangente JazzTangente Jazz+

When & Where: 8-14 Nov, Eschen (Liechtenstein)

Performers: Kahiba, John Abercrombie Organ Trio, Snow Owl, Charly Antolini “Good Time Together” Jazz Quartet

 

D'Jazz Nevers FestivalD’Jazz Nevers Festival

When & Where: 8-15 Nov, Nevers (France)

 

Performers: Kenny Garrett 4et, The Swallow Quintet & Carla Bley, Bill Frisell, Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano

 

Leverkusener JazztageLeverkusener Jazztage

When & Where: 8-16 Nov, Leverkusen (Germany)

Performers: Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Stacey Kent, Marcus Miller, Tower of Power, Maceo Parker, Gregory Porter, Incognito, Spyro Gyra

 

I Volo del JazzIl Volo del Jazz

When & Where: 8-29 Nov, 12-14 Dec, Pordenone (Italy)

Performers: Gregory Porter Quintet (special show on 3 Nov), Harvey Mason Chamaleon Jam, Chihiro Yamanaka European Trio, Térez Montcalm

 

Jazz & ColorsJazz & Colors Festival

When & Where: 9 Nov, New York, NY (U.S.)

Performers: Andrew Lamb Trio, Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Brian Charette, Daseul Kim 4et

 

James Moody Democracy of JazzTD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival

When & Where: 9-16 Nov, Newark, NJ (U.S.)

Performers: Chris Botti, Michael Franks & Raul Midón, Ray Mantilla, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Steve & Iqua Colson

 

Roma Jazz FestivalRoma Jazz Festival

When & Where: 9-30 Nov, Rome (Italy)

Performers: Dave Holland & Kenny Barron, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jason Moran & Robert Glasper, Sound Prints

 

Padova Jazz FestivalPadova Jazz Festival

When & Where: 10-16 Nov, Padova (Italy)

 

Performers: Medeski/Scofield/Martin/Wood, Jimmy Katz “Jazzkatz”, The Swallow Quintet & Carly Bley

 

Reims Jazz FestivalReims Jazz Festival

When & Where: 13-19 Nov, Reims (France)

Performers: John Abercrombie Organ Trio, Richard Bonnet 4et, Jan Schumacher 5et, Jean-Charles Richard Trio

 

jazztopadJazztopad Festival

When & Where: 13-23 Nov, Wroclaw (Poland)

Performers: Pharoah Sanders, Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden 4et, Mulatu Astatke, Nate Wooley 5et, Erik Friedlander

 

Teignmouth JazzTeignmouth Jazz Festival

When & Where: 14-16 Nov, Teignmouth, England (UK)

 

Performers: Jim Mullen & Craig Milverton, Tom Green 7et, Zoe Schwarz, Neil Maya 4et

 

Sunny Isles Beach Jazz FestAnnual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest

When & Where: 14-16 Nov, Sunny Isles Beach, FL (U.S.)

Performers: Lenard Rutledge, Rochelle Lightfoot, Melton Mustafa Orchestra, Leon Foster Thomas, Brenda Alford

 

London Jazz FestivalEFG London Jazz Festival

When & Where: 14-23 Nov, London, England (UK)

 

Performers: Branford Marsalis, Marcus Miller, Snarky Puppy, Bill Frisell, The Bad Plus, Ian Shaw

 

Jazzfest AmsterdamJazzfest Amsterdam

When & Where: 15 Nov, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Performers: Deborah Carter, New Cool Collective, Arifa, Krupa & the Genes

 

Cherry Jazz FestivalCherry Jazz Festival

When & Where: 15 Nov, Ficksburg (South Africa)

Performers: Vusi Mahlasela, Don Laka, Thandiswa Mazwai, Micasa, Peter Ntoana

 

Jazz N KlezmerJazz ‘N’ Klezmer

When & Where: 17 Nov-4 Dec, Paris (France)

Performers: Eli Degibri 4et, Peirani/Parisien Duo, Klezmer Nova, Laika & Franck Amsallem

 

Dundee Jazz FestivalDundee Jazz Festival

When & Where: 19-23 Nov, Dundee, Scotland (UK)

Performers: Big Chris Barber Band, Cyrille Aimée, Zara McFarlane, Rose Room, Martin Taylor with Alison Burns & Jack Emblow

 

Nuits du JazzLes Nuits du Jazz

When & Where: 20-22 Nov, Nantes (France)

Performers: Côte Ouest Big Band, Veronika Rodriguez, Walter Ricci, Angel Yos & Compagnie

 

Hull Jazz FestivalHull Jazz Festival

When & Where: 20-22 Nov, Hull, England (UK)

Performers: Check festival’s official website

 

Phillip Island Jazz FestivalPhillip Island Jazz Festival

When & Where: 21-23 Nov, Phillip Island (Australia)

Performers: Ruby Page Sextet, Geoff Power & Melbourne Friends, Hot B Hines, Simontologists, Pippa Wilson

 

Annual Suncoast JazzAnnual Suncoast Jazz Classic

When & Where: 21-23 Nov, Clearwater Beach, FL (U.S.)

Performers: Bill Allred Classic Jazz, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Nate Najar, Jubilee Jazz, St. Louis Stompers

 

Jazz a VianFestival Jazz à Vian

When & Where: 21-23 Nov, Ville D’Avray (France)

Performers: Sheila Jordan, Walt in Jazz, Claude Abadie Tentet, Le Big Band de G.P.S.O.

 

Oahu Jazz & BluesOahu Jazz & Blues Festival

When & Where: 22 Nov, Oahu, Hawaii (U.S.)

Performers: Les McCann, Skip Martin, Donald Harrison, Javon Jackson, Paula Fuga, Brother Noland

 

Christmas Jazz FestivalInternational Christmas Jazz Festival

When & Where: 23 Nov-15 Dec, several cities around Estonia

Performers: Richard Bona, Paula Morelenbaum, Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock, Kristjan Randalu

 

San Diego Jazz FestAnnual San Diego Jazz Fest

When & Where: 26-30Nov, San Diego, CA (U.S.)

Performers: Swing Extravaganza, John Royer Trio & Jim Buchmann, Grand Dominion

 

Lagos Jazz SeriesLagos Jazz Series

When & Where: 27-30 Nov, Lagos (Nigeria)

 

Performers: Lura, Ola Onabule

 

Riviera Maya Jazz FestivalRiviera Maya Jazz Festival

When & Where: 27-30 Nov, Riviera Maya (Mexico)

 

Performers: Chick Corea & the Vigil, Pat Metheny Unity Group, Kenny Garrett, Hiram Gómez

 

Jazz a VerviersJazz à Verviers

When & Where: 28-29 Nov, 5-13 Dec, Verviers (Belgium)

Performers: Manu Katché Quartet, Eupen Big Band, Layla Zoe, Proyecto Cubano

 

Ventana al JazzfestVentana al Jazz Festival

When & Where: 30 Nov, San Juan (Puerto Rico)

 

Performers: Check festival’s official website

 

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