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Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

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The success of this summer’s Virtual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is prompting a year round effort, available virtually and in person.


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The COVID-19 pandemic won’t stop Wilmington’s annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.

But it will not be business as usual for the event in 2020.

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The City of Wilmington is rescinding all permits for public gatherings through at least the end of June in response to the coronavirus. 

The East Coast’s largest free Jazz fest will feature R&B singer-songwriter Brian McKnight, Cuban Jazz icon Arturo Sandoval, Wilmington natives Ernie Watts and Sara Lazarus, and more.

History Matters: 'Bop Cop' Lem Winchester

Jun 23, 2017

Last week, History Matters - produced in collaboration with the Delaware Historical Society - looked at the legacy of Wilmington’s renowned jazz teacher Robert “Boysie” Lowery.

Our jazz in Wilmington series continues this week with a glimpse into the complex life of one of Lowery’s students – and one of Wilmington’s most widely received jazz musician: vibraphonist Lem Winchester.

James Baker Gen. Amer. Music Collection / Delaware Historical Society

Wilmington’s Clifford Brown Jazz Festival returns next week, starting up Wednesday and running through Friday.


And while Clifford Brown is Wilmington’s most celebrated jazz musician, not much is known about his teacher Robert “Boysie” Lowery who taught so many jazz musicians – locally and beyond.


Several of his students are still around and still playing jazz in Wilmington, and have much to say about Lowery the teacher, the man and his legacy.

Clifford Brown Jazz Festival announces lineup

Jun 1, 2016
Courtesy of 2016 DuPont CLifford Brown Jazz Festival

The City of Wilmington is gearing up to host it's annual jazz festival named in honor of the city’s famed trumpeter, Clifford Brown. 

Clifford Brown Jazz Trumpet Consortium

Some of the nation’s top trumpet players are in Wilmington this week for the inaugural Clifford Brown Jazz Trumpet Consortium.


Named in honor of jazz great and Wilmington native Clifford Brown, the workshop is the brainchild of professional trumpet player Al Hood, who has worked with artists such as Ray Charles and Wynton Marsalis.