34th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

The 34th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival – Wilmington’s premier music event and the largest free…
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Location
Rodney Square
Date
Wednesday, August 4
Time
5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Event Details

Date
Wednesday, August 4
Time
5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Upcoming Event Dates

  • 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
Location

Rodney Square
11th & N. Market Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801

Presented By
Cityfest
Event Type
Ticket Cost
Free

Event Website

Description

The 34th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival – Wilmington’s premier music event and the largest free jazz festival on the East Coast – will return to its original home in Rodney Square after becoming a virtual festival in June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is a tribute to Wilmington’s own Clifford Brown and is held in the City’s main public square, which is undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation to make it more attractive and comfortable for residents and visitors.

The Festival’s Rodney Square main stage concerts will be held on Wednesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 8, with performances starting at 5:30 p.m. on the weekdays, at noon on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. The festival remains free and open to the public. Whatever COVID-19 restrictions are in place at the time of the festival will be followed.

Sponsors include Delmarva Power, an Exelon Company, the Kenny Family Foundation, the City of Wilmington, Cityfest, Inc., the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation and the Delaware Division of the Arts.  Presenting  Arts partners include the Christina Cultural Arts Center and the Delaware Art Museum.

The performers for the 2021 jazz festival are available at www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.org along with artist bios. Visit the festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cliffordbrownjazzfest/ and cityfestwilm.com for more information..

The 2021 Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Event Schedule

Wednesday, August 4
Terell Stafford
Jazzmeia Horn
Kirk Whalum

Thursday, August 5
Malina Moye
Lakecia Benjamin
Eric Benet

Friday, August 6
Grover Washington, Jr. Legacy Band
Gerald Veasley
Dianne Reeves with John Beasley, Romero Lubambo, Reuben Rogers and Terreon Gully

Saturday, August 7
*Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino Duo
Chien Chien Lu
Clifford Brown Festival Orchestra featuring Maya Belardo, Nadjah Nicole, Darnell Miller, Jackie Browne, Tony “Big Cat” Smith, Skip Bordley and Stacy Harcum along with the members of the orchestra.
**Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science with special guest Ms. Lisa Fischer
Kenny Barron Trio

Sunday, August 8
Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency Graduates’ Concert
***Raphael Xavier’s: The Musician & The Mover

Additional artists and other Clifford Brown Jazz Festival-related activities to be announced. For updates and more information about the jazz festival, please visit cliffordbrownjazzfest.org.

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