Northampton Jazz Festival



Downtown Northampton (, Northampton, MA , Northampton MA)

Enjoy the Northampton Jazz Festival this weekend with jazz performances by local and visiting artists at over a dozen different venues around downtown Northampton. We have lined up the best local, regional, and national jazz musicians for this annual weekend filled with free jazz in downtown Northampton.

Downtown Jazz Strut

Friday, Sept. 29, 2023

4:30-11:30 pm

Stroll, sip and dine your way through downtown Northampton to the sounds of jazz ensembles at establishments across town. The Jazz Strut features free evening jazz performances in breweries, bars and restaurants throughout downtown Northampton. Each ensemble starts at 30-minute intervals and plays for two hours, so you can be sure to catch a lot of live jazz and good times on Jazz Strut night!

Jazz Strut Lineup

4:30 – 6:00 pm   Jeff Holmes Big Band featuring Dawning Holmes at Pulaski Park

6:00 – 8:00 pm   Molly Plaisted Trio at Northampton Brewery

6:30 – 8:30 pm   Melanie Giselle at Spoleto’s (reservations suggested)

7:00 – 9:00 pm   Rich Goldstein Quartet at The Deck

7:30 – 9:30 pm   Ron Smith Soulful Jazz Quartet at Progression Brewing Co.

8:00 – 10:00 pm  The Dwonztet at Fitzwilly’s

8:30 – 10:30 pm  Bar Filipowicz Quartet at Wurst Haus

10:00-11:30 pm New! Late Night Jam Session at Toasted Owl


Jazz Fest Day

September 30, 2023

FREE LIVE JAZZ all day plus a ticketed concert with the Max Roach Centennial Celebration at the Academy of Music.

Max Roach Centennial Celebration

7:30 PM

Academy of Music

The Joe Farnsworth Quintet, featuring special guest NEA Jazz Master George Coleman, with Christian Sands, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Jeremy Pelt, trumpet