Roswell Jazz Festival
October 13-17, 2021
Roswell, New Mexico
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"The RJF put on a great series of concerts by a number of world-class musicians...the admission to the programs is incredibly reasonable. I heard some of the best music I have heard in a long, long, time, no matter what the genre." Jim Harris, in the Lovington Leader writing about the 2019 RJF.
2020 Roswell Jazz Festival Special Events
Due to the pandemic, there is too much uncertainty to allow us to present live, face-to-face concerts this fall. However, we have arranged for a series of special musical events. Jim Shearer will host fascinating livestream jazz presentations featuring photos, videos, and audio clips. Hillary Smith and Chris Dracup are providing a pre-recorded blues concert which will be aired online. The Jim Shearer events will be free (though donations will be accepted) and the blues concert will be a pay event.
Here is the schedule for the events:
Friday August 21, 7:30 PM "Louis Armstrong Story" by Jim Shearer
Friday, September 18, 7:30 PM "Duke Ellington Story" by Jim Shearer
Friday October 16, 7:30 PM "Hillary Smith and Chris Dracup Play the Blues"
Please keep checking back here for more details on how to access these events.
We thank you for being a Fan of the Festival and for your past, present, and future commitment to our goal of bringing world-class jazz to Southeastern New Mexico. We could not do it without you!
If you wish to financially support the Festival this year, we will happily accept your donation. Your gift will be applied to next year's Festival or to whatever alternate events we stage this year. We are a 501 (c) 3, thus your gift is tax deductible.
Save the dates for our 15th Annual Roswell Jazz Festival scheduled for October 13th-17th, 2021!