What better time than summer to immerse yourself in the world of jazz. Spring and summer offer an almost endless supply of jazz festivals, worldwide, from the peaceful Hudson valley to Montreux, Switzerland. It's possible to spend almost the entire spring and summer enjoying fresh music and fresh air.
Looking for a big show in a major city? Try Atlanta, New York, Washington, DC or Chicago! If you're looking to travel around enjoying the scenery between shows, try the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. Want to see the world a little? Try the festivals in Montreal or Montreux, Switzerland. Want to take the kids and enjoy a day outside with your music? Litchfield Jazz Festival has a great lineup in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Most of these festivals have at least some performances outdoors, many have kid-friendly entertainment, craft fairs and regional food. Washington DC's and Atlanta's festivals also have educational opportunities for both children and adults. Dig in and learn a little more about each festival.