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March 13, 2006

Jazz and Blues Festivals in March

Written by
cindy mcleod

Feel like heading for sunnier climes and hearing some great jazz & blues? Here’s three festivals of note that are taking place over the next couple of weeks in a variety of locations…

St. John Blues Festival / U.S. Virgin Islands

March 22 – 26, 2006

Starring Blues legend James Cotton and The James Cotton Blues Band, the 4th Annual St. John Blues Festival runs March 22 to March 26, 2006. The 2006 event showcases the “Greatest Blues Harp Players in the World” including James Cotton and The James Cotton Blues Band,Mark Wenner & The Nighthawks, and Chris Carcel & The St. John Blues Boys.

Springing The Blues / Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA

March 31 to April 2, 2006

‘Springing The Blues’ Oceanfront Music Festival is held on the 1st weekend of April each year. Named by Downbeat Magazine as one of the top 50 Music Festivals in the World. The 2006 headliners include Joe Bonamassa and Alberta Adams.

Berks Jazz Festival / Reading, PA, USA

March 17 – 26, 2006

The 16th annual Berks Jazz Festival runs 10 days of the finest in jazz & blues. 2006 headliners include Dianne Reeves, Joe Sample, Mose Allison, Guy Davis, Marcia Ball, Ramsey Lewis & David Benoit, Kyle Eastwood, Mulgrew Miller Trio, Kurt Elling, Chuck Mangione, Larry Carlton & The Blue Sapphire Band, The Robert Cray Band.

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