Rocking Riffs at America’s Best Jazz Festivals

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	Blue Note Jazz Festival

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Apr 23, 2013 —  EDM is taking over the planet. Pure sounds are being replaced by snythy, mind-numbing bass beats. Every kid with a laptop and the right software thinks he’s a DJ.  Monikers like Avicii, Benny Benassi, and Tiesto are now household names.

In America, however, a slew of jazz festivals remind the U.S. citizenry that going back to the (music) basics is just as fun as dancing in sweaty, jam-packed moshpits at trendy clubs.

The San Francisco Jazz Festival was cool long before house music blew up. Founded in 1983, the three-week celebration has played host to legends like Cecil Taylor, Etta James, Bobby McFerrin, and Mavis Staples. Many of these longtime performers are old enough to have changed Avicii’s diapers.

Across the country, 70,000 guests at Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival enjoy three stages of world-class music on a six-block stretch in Boston’s historic South End. Festival attendees paint their faces and bop inflatables in the air while grooving to timeless tunage. The event boasts a petting zoo, too. How many techno clubs can say that?

Jazz festivals in America invite both young and old to congregate over a cold one and enjoy some energetic guitar riffs just like the old days.

  • San Francisco Jazz Festival

    Music Festival Every year in June

    San Francisco Jazz Festival - Music Festival in San Francisco.
    San Francisco Throughout the city
  • DC Jazz Festival

    Music Festival Every year in June

    DC Jazz Festival - Music Festival in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC Throughout the city
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  • Blue Note Jazz Festival

    Music Festival Every year in June

    Blue Note Jazz Festival - Music Festival in New York.
    New York Throughout the city
  • Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

    Music Festival Every year in September

    Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival - Music Festival in Boston.
    Boston Berklee Performance Center

    136 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    617‑266‑7455

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