2018 Northampton Jazz Festival: October 19-21, 2018
On Friday, October 19, jazz fans strolled, drank, and dined their way through downtown Northampton, when the city’s restaurants, bars, and pubs hosted live jazz combos all evening long. The Jazz Strut featured the best of Western Massachusetts jazz artists.
Saturday’s music lineup featured jazz musicians from around the region and across the globe performing all across town, including a headlining performance by the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet at the Academy of Music Theatre.
On Sunday the 21st, we topped the weekend off with The Hotel Northampton Jazz Brunch. It was a delicious fundraiser to advance a new program, The Davis Financial Group Jazz in the Schools program, a collaboration between the festival, the Northampton Jazz Workshop and the Northampton Public Schools to bring professional jazz musicians in to play with and coach budding student jazz musicians. The brunch featured trombonist Steve Davis and vocalist Linda Ransom backed up by The Green Street Trio.