Jazz Festival


Get out your lawn chairs and picnic blankets as the Worcester Jazz Festival takes over Worcester Common! What better way to spend a fall afternoon than a day filled with the sounds of Jazz Legends– as well as some of the area's up-and-coming Jazz artists– performing in this fantastic setting outdoors on the Worcester Common at City Hall.


The Worcester Jazz Festival features Local and International Touring & Recording Artists along with Arts & Craft Vendor Booths, Food Trucks, a Wine & Beer Tent, and Face Painting & Balloons for the kids, making this an event the entire family can enjoy.


The 2nd Annual Worcester Jazz Festival was held Oct 10-12 2019

@1,000 people experienced 3 days and 4 events at 4 different venues! 


Attendees enjoyed performances by Worcester Jazz Singers "A Tribute to Cole Porter" at the historic Lewis J. Warner Theater at Worcester Academy

Latin Jazz Night with the Carlos Odria Trio at Redemption Rock Brewing Company Internationally-acclaimed Yoko Miwa Trio with special guest Worcester Jazz Collective at the Pavilion at the Beer Garden

and Festival Day on the Common with headliners

George Garzone & The Fringe, award-winning vocalist Patrice Williamson   A Tribute to Mac Rebennack by GUMBO

THE WPI Jazz Band with guest Toni Ballard, the Clark University Jazz Band and rising Jazz artist Cobby and her band. 

Thank you to all who participated, supported, attended and sponsored!

The Tradition continues!

Worcester Jazz Festival 2021

COMING October

In an unsettled world music and the arts are needed more than ever. The Worcester Jazz Festival will take place in some form in 2021.


stay tuned for more info.

featured performance

Cobby Brzeski & band opening WJF2019 on the Common

Jazz Week Worcester

NEJEF was honored to be asked to produce the 2020 Worcester Senior Center Concert Series...

Check out the performance videos:

(just click on the title for the link)

A Tribute to Cole Porter

featuring Dale LePage & Joe D'Angelo

The Wormtown Mugwumps

Stomp N' Holler

Singer/Songwriter Chloe Belsito

Billie, Bessie and the Blues

featuring Lydia Fortune, Roland Oschebein, Hatrack Gallagher & Time Fiehler

Carlos Odria Trio

Women Songwriter's-In-The-Round

featuring Jodee Frawlee, Cara Brindisi, Gracie Day & Carol Bartlett

Singer/Songwriter Cara Brindisi

Stomp N' Holler's Country Holiday Party

Presented by Christopher House

Happy Holidays with Dan Gabel and the Abletones

Presented by CountryBank

Our Partners


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Want to be in on the action?

NEJEF is looking for partners and sponsors to donate to this years Worcester Jazz Festival. To receive a sponsor and partnership  application, please email or call: 

Artistic Director Stephen Bourassa

(617) 564-3506


Donate to help produce
the Worcester Jazz Festival!

Donate $25.00 and receive a

Live music sampler from WJF

Donate $50.00 and receive a

WJF Live music sampler and NEJEF T-shirt

Donate $100.00 and receive a

WJF Live music sampler and 2 tickets to

your choice of a JazzWeek performance

Donate $500 or more and we will customize your perks, including Introducing an Artist on stage at the WJF!

Looking to become a vendor at this years festival?

Request an application 

Email:  sworkman@nejef.org 

The New England Jazz Enrichment Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

All donations are tax deductible to the extant of the law.