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2019 Annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz
July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
The Annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz will be held on July 19 – July 21, 2019 in Bushnell Park.
This year’s theme is a “Mixed Bag of Jazz”, let your imagination roam as to what may be in store.
The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz is a non-profit organization originally conceived by Paul Brown, noted Hartford jazz bassist and music educator. For 27 years, Paul had produced the Monday Night Jazz Concerts in Bushnell Park, drawing thousands of music lovers to Hartford’s Bushnell Park for picnics and world-class entertainment. That first Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, in July of 1991, was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of those wonderful summers.
The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz has grown to be the largest FREE jazz event in New England, with an average attendance of over 60,000, and attracting more than 70,000 fans during the three day Festival in 2018!
The tradition continues in 2019 in Bushnell Park, America’s oldest public park, when the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz will present its 28th annual event of three nights and two days of hot and cool jazz at the Performance Pavilion, featuring great artists from around the world and the USA. Connecticut’s State Capitol Building and Hartford’s skyline provide a beautiful, dramatic backdrop as the sun sets and the stars rise in the night sky and on stage.
Over 100 volunteers donate their time to work at the Festival, a true testimony to the popularity to which the Festival has risen since its 1991 debut. The Festival has a history of presenting national and international mainstream, cutting-edge, traditional and contemporary jazz performers, aspiring local and regional artists and some truly wonderful young musicians from area schools and noteworthy jazz programs. During the Festival’s lifetime, music history has literally been written on stage, perfectly matched by the intensity and appreciation of its audiences.
Come see the Braxton Brothers at the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz on July 20th from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Bushnell Park in Hartford.
The Braxton Brothers will be performing as part of this year’s Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz. The festival runs all weekend and features a variety jazz styles and legendary musicians. This FREE event happens at the historic Bushnell Park. The Braxton Brothers perform on Saturday evening, but come enjoy the entire weekend of jazz!