The 31st Annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival will take place May 30 – June 8, 2014! Check discoverjazz.com regularly for new show announcements.
Festival Events & Performances
The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is a 10-day mix of ticketed and free performances in a variety of venues as well as free community and educational events.
Tickets and Calendar
Long Trail Live
To broaden awareness and appreciation of jazz through quality live performances of national and regional scope; present educational activities that illuminate the art form for students of all ages and backgrounds; showcase Vermont and regional jazz artists, including students; and create a vital city-wide community festival that contributes to the national jazz dialogue.
For over a quarter of a century Burlington, Vermont, has celebrated amazing live music during the annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. In 1983 the Festival gave Vermont’s flourishing jazz community the recognition it deserved – a celebration combining incredible local talent with jazz legends from every corner of the globe. Throughout the event the city comes alive at:
Performances in intima…te venues Waterfront concerts Street parties Cruises on Lake Champlain Meet-the-artist sessions Master Classes Workshops
Past Headliners of the Festival Include: Sonny Rollins Trey Anastasio Bela Fleck Bettye LaVette Ella Fitzgerald Chick Corea Dave Brubeck Ornette Coleman Dianne Reeves Madeleine Peyroux Skatalites Dizzy Gillespie …and countless others.
Throughout the Festival music resonates from every corner of Downtown Burlington — from the region’s premier performing arts facility, the Flynn Center, to the Church Street Marketplace stages, to Waterfront and City Hall Parks, to neighborhood clubs and restaurants. This 10-day event has become a tradition, a chance for the community to revel in jazz’s spectrum of different forms and an opportunity for fans to learn from and meet the world-renowned artists who have inspired them for years.
Presented by Northfield Savings Bank and produced by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Burlington City Arts, the Festival – one of the largest annual events in Vermont – would literally not be possible without the generous support of the business community and private donations. Please visit our sponsor page and support the people who support the Festival!