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Jazz Around Town 2023


Date(s) – 08/02/2023 – 08/04/2023
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Todos Santos Plaza, Concord, CA



(Concord, CA) Get ready to enjoy the cool and smooth sounds of the Concord Jazz Festival when it makes its much-anticipated return, August 2nd thru August 4th. Aptly named “Jazz Around Town, this three-day event will treat locals and visitors to a series of jazz-filled concerts held at spots across Concord, including The Veranda, Todos Santos Plaza and the Concord Historical Society Event Center.


August 2: Kick off the festival with an unforgettable outdoor performance by Jinx Jones at Jazz at The Veranda, a FREE show not to be missed. Showtime is 6:30pm to 8pm.
August 3: Immerse yourself in the sounds of contemporary jazz octect Jean Fineberg and JAZZphoria at Concord’s Music & Market Series in Todos Santos Plaza. This fun FREE show is 6:30pm to 8pm.
August 4: Join us for an unforgettable night of jazz at the Concord Historical Society and Event Center, featuring the talented trio Charged Particles. Doors open at 6pm and the music happens 7pm to 8:30pm. This special event is $25 per person and $30 for VIP, which includes premium seating and your first glass of wine or beer. Proceeds benefit the Concord Historic Society.
A full calendar of all events with registration links for each can be found HERE.

Concord boasts a rich and passionate connection with jazz, steeped in a history that resonates with every note. It was in Concord that legendary Dave Brubeck, a true jazz icon, was born in Concord. The inaugural Jazz in the Park Festival, held in 1969, drew an impressive crowd of over 17,000. Taking place in what is now Dave Brubeck Park, in Concord, the groundbreaking event was the inspiration of jazz enthusiast and local businessman, Carl Jefferson, with generous support from the City of Concord. The festival laid the foundation for the birth of renowned Concord Jazz Records and the building of the Concord Pavilion.

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