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July Jazz Festivals

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If you’re planning a jazz-filled summer holiday or are curious to see where the world’s best jazz is being played at, you’re in the right place.

The Ultimate Summer Jazz Festivals Guide for July presents you a list of 50+ jazz fests organized around the world, from San Francisco and Iowa City all the way to sunny Greece and Cyprus, going through the UK, Europe, Africa and Tasmania!

Looking for more jazz? Then these additional listings of jazz festivals and venues are perfect for you!

Festival LentFestival Lent

When & Where: Maribor (Slovenia), 20 June-5 July

Performers: The Souljazz Orchestra, Vasko Atanasovski Trio, Kontra Quartet, Jazz Orkestar HRT, Furiant String Quartet

 

Vigo JazzImaxinasons, Festival de Jazz de Vigo

When & Where: Vigo (Spain), 26 June-5 July

Performers: Xavi Lozano, Bruitage, Hugo Carvalhais Nebulosa Trio, Michael Wollny, Alfredo Rodríguez, Lucía Martínez

 

Imatra Big Band FestivalImatra Big Band Festival

When & Where: Imatra (Finland), 27 June-3 July

Performers: Aili Ikonen & Tribute to Ella, Club for Five & UMO, Brassballett, Duke Robillard, Boston Promenade

 

Valencia JazzFestival de Jazz Palau de la Música

When & Where: Valencia (Spain), 28 June- 15 July

Performers: Stacey Kent, Avishai Cohen Trio, Freddy Cole, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Cécile McLorin Salvant

 

Istanbul JazzIstanbul Jazz Festival

When & Where: Istanbul (Turkey), 1-16 July

Performers: Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke, Angélique Kidjo, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Mehliana feat. Brad Mehldau & Mark Giuliana

 

Jazz Sardegna32esimo Festival Internazionale Jazz in Sardegna

When & Where: Cagliari (Italy), 1 July-12 August

Performers: Maria Gadù, Volcan 4tet, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

 

Kongsberg JazzKongsberg Jazz Festival

When & Where: Kongsberg (Norway), 2-5 July

Performers: Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke, Jamie Cullum, Mari Boine, Sivert Høyem

 

ljubijana jazzLjubljana Jazz Festival

When & Where: Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2-5 July

Performers: Gregory Porter, De Beren Gleren feat. Susana Santos Silva, Jaga Jazzist, The Necks, Souljazz Orchestra

 

Rigas RitmiRigas Ritmi Festivals

When & Where: Riga (Latvia), 2-5 July

Performers: Jeff Lorber Fusion, Randy Brecker & Latvian Radio Big Band, Paolo Fresu & Daniele Di Bonaventura, Yasmin Levy

 

Getxo JazzGetxo Jazz

When & Where: Getxo (Basque Country, Spain), 2-6 July

Performers: Jack DeJohnette, Hiromi Trio, Michel Camilo Trio, Natalia Dicenta, Diego “El Cigala”

 

Standard Bank National Youth Jazz FestivalStandard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival

When & Where: Grahamstown (South Africa), 2-8 July

Performers: Check official website

 

Venezia Jazz Festival

Venezia Jazz Festival

When & Where: Venezia (Italy), 2-27 July

Performers: Keith Jarrett, Cassandra Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Paolo Conte

 

 

Iowa CityIowa City Jazz Festival

When & Where: Iowa City (IA, U.S.), 3-5 July

Performers: Joe Lovano Us Five, Anat Cohen Quartet, Tom Harrell’s “Colors of a Dream”, Pedrito Martinez Group, Etienne Charles

 

 

MelitzazzMelitzazz

When & Where: Leonidio (Greece), 3-6 July

Performers: Martha Morelon, Truko Latino, Christina Baptista, Prime Moment Quartet, Music Soup

 

Jazz Parade MarlyJazz Parade

When & Where: Marly (Switzerland), 3-12 July

Performers: Bootsy Collins, Mike Stern/Bill Evans, Francelet/Moser/Munguia Friends feat. Chico Freeman

 

 

edp cooljazzEdp Cooljazz

When & Where: Oeiras (Portugal), 3-26 July

Performers: Gregory Porter, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, José James, Laura Mvula, Pink Martini, Suzanne Vega

 

 

 

salotto del jazzSalotto del Jazz

When & Where: Bologna (Italy), 3 July-1 August

Performers: Paolo Fresu Quintet, Jack Savoretti, Cavalli Benassi Bluejazz Trio

 

rive jazzyRive Jazzy

When & Where: Nyon (Switzerland), 4 July-16 August

Performers: Stéphane Séva, Swing Memorial Quartet, Plaxmol Quartet, Old New Orleans Monkeys, Lost in Swing

 

love supreme jazz festivalLove Supreme Jazz Festival

When & Where: Glyndebourne (England, UK), 4-6 July

Performers: Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, John Scofield Überjam Band, Dave Holland’s Prism, Snarky Puppy, Courtney Pine

 

Jazz in the ParkJazz in the Park

When & Where: Cluj-Napoca (Romania), 4-6 July

Performers: Melanie Pain, Jazzybit, Youvenis, Luz Azul, Moonlight Breakfast, Teodora Enache & Lars Danielsson

 

Liburnia JazzLiburnia Jazz Festival & Workshops

When & Where: Opatija (Croatia), 4-6 July

Performers: Noa, Salty Tails, Cosmic Combo, Dina e Mel, Lela & Joe Kaplowitz, Soul Basement

 

Estival JazzEstival Jazz

When & Where: Mendrisio (Switzerland), 4 & 5 July, and Lugano (Switzerland), 10-12 July

Performers: Gregory Porter, Sinead O’Connor Snarky Puppy “Family Dinner”, Angélique Kidjo, Ibrahim Maalouf, Morcheeba

 

Copenhagen Jazz FestCopenhagen Jazz Festival

When & Where: Copenhagen (Denmark), 4-13 July

Performers: Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke, Stacey Kent, Gregory Porter, Danilo Pérez/John Patitucci/Brian Blade, Hiromi Trio

 

 

Montreux Jazz FestivalMontreux Jazz Festival (Featured Festival)

When & Where: Montreux (Switzerland), 4-19 July

Performers: Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dr. John, Jack DeJohnette Trio, Buika

 

 

meo out jazzMEO Out Jazz

When & Where: Lisbon (Portugal), 4 July-28 September

Performers: Francisco Pais Lotus Project, Ngoma Moçambique, Wonder Wheel, Jardim Botto Machado

 

Fillmore Jazz FestivalFillmore Jazz Festival

When & Where: San Francisco (CA), U.S., 5 & 6 July

Performers: Denise Perrier, Dave Costa Trio, Good Karma, Frank Martin Trio, Shayna Steele

 

Jazz & Wine BordeauxJazz & Wine Bordeaux

When & Where: Bordeaux (France), 5 July-27 August

Performers: Jack DeJohnette Trio, We Three, Joe Lovano Trio, John Abercrombie/Marc Copland, Richie Beirach/Dave Liebman

 

Jazz in JulyJazz in July Festival

When & Where: Crete (Greece), 6-24 July

Performers: Pendexi Chordes, Duo Nocturno, Seconds Out, Mode Plagal, Miranda Verouli & Desafinados

 

Nice JazzNice Jazz Festival

When & Where: Nice (France), 8-12 July

Performers: Kenny Garrett, Dr. John, Deep Purple, Joshua Redman, Christian Mc Bride Trio, Snarky Puppy, Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Gypsy Kings

 

Jazz TmJazz TM

When & Where: Timisoara (Romania), 9-11 July

Performers: Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project 2, Al Jarreau, Anouskha Shankar, Neil Cowley Trio, JazzyBIT

 

 

Warsaw Summer Jazz DaysWarsaw Summer Jazz Days

When & Where: Warsaw (Poland), 9-13 July

Performers: Gregory Porter, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Dave Holland’s Prism, Jack DeJohnette, Warren Wolf Wolfpack

 

 

 

Garana JazzGarana Jazz Festival

When & Where: Garana (Romania), 10-13 July

Performers: Tom Harrell’s “Color of a Dream”, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Marius Neset Quartet, Mike Stern with Bill Evans ft. Dennis Chambers & Tom Kennedy

 

Gent JazzGent Jazz Festival

When & Where: Gent (Belgium), 10-19 July

Performers: Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke, Dave Holland’s Prism, Ibrahim Maalouf, Mehliana ft. Brad Mehldau & Mark Giuliana

 

Jazz Workshop Putawy44th International Jazz Workshop Pulawy

When & Where: Pulawy (Poland), 10-20 July

Performers: Dave Allen, Artur Dutkiewicz, Piotr Schmidt, Dante Luciani, Peter Brewer, Sibel Kose

 

mostly jazzMostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival

When & Where: Birmingham (England, UK), 11-13 July

Performers: Mavis Staples, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience ft. Al McKay, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Club

 

 

 

north sea jazz festivalNorth Sea Jazz Festival

When & Where: Rotterdam (Netherlands), 11-13 July

Performers: Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gregory Porter, Pharoah Sanders, John Scofield, Kenny Garrett, Snarky Puppy, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Benny Golson Quartet

 

Jazz a LuzJazz à Luz

When & Where: Luz-Saint-Sauveur (Pyrenees), France, 11-14 July

Performers: Nate Wooley, Agustí Fernández, Orchestra National de Jazz, Kaze, The Taikonauts, Caravaggio

 

ladies jazz festivalLadies Jazz Festival

When & Where: Gdynia (Poland), 11-19 July

Performers: Banda Magda, Monsieur Periné, Monika Borzym, Nikki Yanofsky

 

umbria jazzUmbria Jazz

When & Where: Perugia (Italy), 11-20 July

Performers: Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Dr. John, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Natalie Cole, Ambrose Akinmusire, Roy Hargrove, Warren Wolf, The Roots

 

canarias jazzFestival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más Heineken

When & Where: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria, Spain), 11-20 July

Performers: Al Jarreau, Joshua Redman, José James, Lucky Peterson Band, Ester Rada, Antonio Lizana Group

 

 

Jazz à JuanJazz à Juan

When & Where: Juan-les-Pins (France), 11-20 July

Performers: George Benson, Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Stacey Kent, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Beth Hart

 

 

 

Sani FestivalSani Festival Jazz on the Hill

When & Where: Halkidiki (Greece), 11 July-14 August

Performers: Terri Lyne Carrington, Terence Blanchard, Nikolas Anadolis Trio, Alpha Movie, “The Myths of Athena”

 

 

 

hyatt newport beach jazz festivalHyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series

When & Where: Newport Beach (CA), U.S., 11 July, 18 July, 25 July & dates in August, September and October

Performers: Kenny Loggins, Naturally 7, Eric Darius, Cindy Bradley, Chris Standring

 

jazz at the creek san diegoJazz at the Creek

When & Where: San Diego (CA), U.S., 12 July & 16 August

Performers: Phil Perry, Jay Gore, Jeannette Harris, Warren Hill, DW3, J. White

 

 

 

aarhus jazz festivalAarhus Jazz Festival

When & Where: Aarhus (Denmark), 12-19 July

Performers: John Scofield Überjam, Palle Mikkelborg, Aaron Parks, Anthony Strong, Marius Neset, Oilly Wallace

 

Pori JazzPori Jazz Festival (featured festival)

When & Where: Pori (Finland), 12-20 July

Performers: Larry Carlton, Dave Holland’s Prism, John Scofield Überjam, Bob Dylan, José James, Snarky Puppy, Christian McBride Trio, Patti Smith

 

Jazzopen StuttgartJazzopen Stuttgart

When & Where: Stuttgart (Germany), 13-20 July

Performers: Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Gregory Porter, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Mavis Staples, Jamie Cullum, Dr. John, Ed Motta

 

 

 

 

Festival Jazz de Vitoria-GasteizFestival Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz

When & Where: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), 14-19 July

Performers: Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers, Dr. John’s tribute to Louis Armstrong, Take 6, Paul Anka, Noa, Miguel Poveda

 

 

 

MoldejazzMoldejazz

When & Where: Molde (Norway), 14-19 July

Performers: Tom Harrell’s “Colors of a Dream”, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ibrahim Maalouf, Snarky Puppy, Sidsel Endresen, Kristin Asbjørnsen Ensemble & Ladysmith Black Mambazo

 

Bohemia Jazz FestBohemia Jazz Fest

When & Where: Prague and other cities in Czech Republic, 15-26 July

Performers: John Scofield Überjam Band, Danilo Pérez/John Patitucci/Brian Blade

 

 

Tirana Jazz Tirana Jazz & World Music Festival

When & Where: Tirana (Albania), 16-17 July

Performers: Check official website

 

 

AglanJazz FestivalAglanJazz Festival

When & Where: Nicosia (Cyprus), 16-17 July

Performers: TRI-COOL-ORE, Swingin’ Carpets, Giorgos Kontrafouris & Baby Trio, Michael Messios Symmetry Band

 

 

 

newport jazz wightNewport Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend

When & Where: Newport (Isle of Wight, England, UK), 17-20 July

Performers: The Batemen Brothers, Julian Stringle Dream Band, Tipitina, Karen Sharp, Nikki Iles, Dave Green, Steve Brown, Enrico Tomasso

 

 

malta jazz festivalMalta Jazz Festival

When & Where: Valletta (Malta), 17-19 July

Performers: Tom Harrell’s “Colors of a Dream”, Mehliana – Brad Mehldau & Mark Giuliana, Brecker Brothers Band Reunion, Warren Wolf

 

 

 

Burton Jazz FestivalBurton Jazz Festival

When & Where: Burton upon Trent (England, UK), 18-19 July

Performers: Zoe Gilby Trio, Casey Greene’s Latin 4, Gypsy Fire, Ollie Howell Quintet, Paul Matthews Trio, Burton Youth Jazz Orchestra

 

Marlborough International Jazz FestivalMarlborough International Jazz Festival

When & Where: Marlborough (England, UK), 18-20 July

Performers: Clare Teal, The Alan Skidmore Quartet & Georgie Fame, The Darius Brubeck Quartet, Moscow Drug Club

 

beaches international jazz festivalBeaches International Jazz Festival

When & Where: Toronto (ON, Canada), 18-27 July

Performers: Teeny Tucker, Michelle Willson, Soul Stew, Wilson Acevedo, Valeria Matzner, Big City Big Band

 

 

edinburgh jazz & blues festivalEdinburgh Jazz Fest 

When & Where: Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) 18-27 July

Performers: Jon Batiste, Davina & The Vagabonds, Niki King, The Bad Plus, Red Stripe Band, Cindy Douglas, Iain Hunter

 

Birmingham Jazz & Blues FestivalBirmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

When & Where: Birmingham (England, UK), 18-27 July

Performers: Check official website

 

 

 

Manchester Jazz FestivalManchester Jazz Festival

When & Where: Manchester (England, UK), 18-27 July

Performers: Booker T Jones, Zoe Gilby Quartet, New York Brass Band, The Bad Plus, Craig Charles Funk ‘n’ Soul Club, London Afrobeat Collective

 

Blues 'n Jazz Rallys LuxembourgBlues ‘n Jazz Rallye

When & Where: Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 19 July

Performers: Check official website

 

Jazz Fest West san dimas19th Annual Jazz Fest West

When & Where: San Dimas (CA), U.S., 19 & 20 July

Performers: Robin Thicke, Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns, Larry Graham & Central Station, Estelle, Jesse Cook

 

Saint Émilion Jazz FestivalSaint-Émilion Jazz Festival

When & Where: Saint-Émilion (France), 19 & 20 July

Performers: Bordeaux Jazz All Start 7tet, Madison Street Family, The Rix’tet, Jean-Christophe Jacques 4tet, The Foolish King

 

Souillac en JazzSouillac en Jazz

When & Where: Souillac (France), 19-26 July

Performers: Light Blazer, Philippe Léogé, Youn Sun Nah Quartet, Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima Quartet, The Bad Plus

 

HuskyShows Summer ConcertsHusky Shows Summer Concert Series

When & Where: Sacramento (CA), U.S., 19 July, 23 August and 12 September

Performers: Boney James, Peter White, Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Dave Koz & Friends feat. Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot

 

Saulkrausti Jazz FestivalSaulkrasti Jazz

When & Where: Saulkrausti (Latvia), 21-26 July

Performers: Check official website

 

 

Sligo Jazz FestivalSligo Jazz Festival

When & Where: Sligo (Ireland), 22-27 July

Performers: Christian Scott, The Bad

When & Where: San Sebastián (Basque Country, Spain), 23-27 July

Performers: Bobby McFerrin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke, Dave Holland’s Prism, John Scofield Überjam, Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet, Snarky Puppy

 

Devonport JazzDevonport Jazz

When & Where: Devonport (Tasmania), 24-27 July

Performers: The Syncopators, Elly Hoyt, Vince Jones Melissa Oliveira, Nick Haywood Quartet

 

Jazz EspaJazz Espa

When & Where: Helsinki (Finland), 28 July-2 August

Performers: Timo Lassy Band & Joyce Elaine Yuille, Eliina Mäkiranta Quartet, Elena Mindru & The Rom Ensemble

 

jazz in marciacJazz in Marciac

When & Where: Marciac (France), 28 July-17 August

Performers: Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke, Christian Scott, Melissa Aldana, Ibrahim Maalouf, Youn Sun Nah

 

world jazz festival rigaWorld Jazz Festival

When & Where: Riga (Latvia), 30-31 July

Performers: Cassandra Wilson, Till Brönner, Dave Grusin, Igor Butman, Gino Vanelli, Lee Ritenour

 

 

 

ystad sweden jazz festivalYstad Sweden Jazz Festival

When & Where: Ystad (Sweden), 30 July – 3 August

Performers: Carling Big Band, Birgit Lindberg & Monica Dominique, Lily Dahab, Isabella Lundgren & Carl Bagge Trio

 

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