Virtual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
- Date: 06/27/2020 3:00 PM
- Location: Live Stream on YouTube (see event details below)
Largest FREE jazz festival on the East Coast goes virtual
The tradition continues in Wilmington as the 33rd Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is being held virtually as the city follows Governor Carney's directive on fighting COVID-19 by practicing social distancing.
Watch the festival featuring this afternoon's and evening's performances by Vertical Current, the Voices for Healing Ensemble, Terra Soul Project, Dennis Fortune and Friends, The Whitney Project, the Korey Riker Band, Fostina Dixon & Winds of Change, and The Jeff Bradshaw Band:
The 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, whose compositions, "Joy Spring" and "Daahoud", have become jazz standards, has had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players.