DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
- Date: 06/18/2018 5:30 PM
- Location: Clifford Brown Listening Garden
1500 Clifford Brown Walk
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Celebrating its 30th year as the largest FREE jazz festival on the East Coast
This week-long festival is an annual tribute to the late jazz trumpeter and Wilmingtonian Clifford Brown, who was born in 1930 on the east side of the city. Also known as ‘Brownie,’ he died in 1956 at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind only a few years’ worth of recordings. Brown had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players, including Sandoval, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, and Freddie Hubbard. Brown wrote two compositions, "Joy Spring" and "Daahoud", which have become jazz standards.
Jazz Festival Week continues this evening with a community concert at the Clifford Brown Listening Garden, located at 16th Street & Clifford Brown Walk.