Family-friendly festival shares authentic Jazz music from around the world.

(STOWE, VERMONT) July 29, 2019 – The Stowe Jazz Festival is back for a third year.  The 2019 Stowe Jazz Festival will take place September 6, 7, and 8 with its main stage at the Alchemist Brewery, and satellite events at venues throughout Stowe.

Festival Director, George Petit, continues to bring his vision to life with each new year: a three-day celebration of Jazz, hosted in the beautiful setting of Stowe, Vermont.  The Festival gathers nearly 100 Jazz artists from around the globe, and across all sub-genres of Jazz – from Bebop and Swing to Progressive Jazz, Brazilian and Gypsy Jazz.  And, unlike most music festivals, the Stowe Jazz Festival is 100% free to attend. No tickets to buy and no cover charges.

“I set out to create something that shares my love of Jazz, of music performance, and of Stowe, with as many people as possible,” says Petit, an award-winning musician and recording engineer/producer in his own right, “the Stowe Jazz Festival celebrates acclaimed musicians from near and far, and truly brings the joy of Jazz to anyone who wants to be a part of it.”

This vision has garnered an outpouring of community support, and, new this year, the Stowe Jazz Festival has applied for 501(c)3 non-profit status.  The participation of business sponsors, private donors, and local volunteers allow The Stowe Jazz Festival to hold a unique event that attracts world class musicians.  2019 sponsors include the Alchemist Brewery, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Goss Jeep, Doc Pond’s, Hen of the Wood, Prohibition Pig, Community National Bank, People’s United Bank, and over 100 additional regional and national businesses.

The 2019 Stowe Jazz Festival features favorites from previous years, the Chico Pinheiro Quartet a top ensemble from Brazil, Donny McCaslin, who recorded with David Bowie on his final album, Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom and many names that are new this year, including: Daniel Ian Smith, Jonathan Maron, Ebhino Cardoso, Gary Smulyan, Steve Cardenas, Ofer Assef, and Jennifer Wharton.  They are joined by artists Zach Danziger, Elio Villafranca, Edmar Colon, Ingrid Jensen, Jeff Lederer, Mauricio Zottarelli, Nick Dunston, Maxim Lubarsky, Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart, Jeb Patton, David Wong, Eduardo Belo, Mike Maher, Ben Allison, Lincoln Goines, Robbie Ameen, Ralph Lalama, Rachel Eckroth, Catarina dos Santos, Anthony Wilson, Rajeev Maddela, Paul Asbell, Gabriel Jarrett, Rodney Green, Bruce Sklar, Jeremy Hill, Andy Gagnon, Ray Vega, Giovanni Rovetto, and dozens more.

“Our third year is going to be a musical extravaganza,” says Petit, “Stowe welcomes everyone to be together and share music, community, fun, and diversity.”