A New Hamptons Jazz Fest Kicks Off in July

Paquito D'Rivera (headliner with Bill O'Connell Latin Jazz All Stars). Brenda Feliciano photo.

This summer, it’s all about the music. From July through September, the first Hamptons Jazz Fest will present more than 50 concerts at venues from Southampton to Montauk.

Produced and presented by the Jam Session, which presented weekly jazz shows at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor for many years, the concerts are intended to expose East End residents to the diverse world of jazz music. Most of the festival concerts are free and the venues, both indoors and outdoors, include restaurants, libraries, arts organizations and galleries. Cultural diversity and roots of jazz will be celebrated with a lineup of performing artists from the United States and abroad who will present a range of musical styles.

The 2021 lineup includes: Randy Brecker/Ada Rovatti Quintet, Donald Harrison with Curtis Bros, Yacouba Sissoko World Collective, Bill O’Connell Latin-Jazz All Stars with Paquito D’Rivera, Morris Goldberg SafroJazz with Bakithi Kumalo and Diego Urcola, Trio Da Paz & Friends, Godwin Louis Haitian Jazz Project, Ravi Coltrane Quartet, Joel Ross Quintet with Immanuel Wilkins, Conrad Herwig Quintet, Rich Baratta — Music In Film, HipLaJaz with Baba Israel, Baron Lewis, Sheryl Bailey Trio with Ada Rovatti, Caleb Wheeler Curtis Trio, Jon Irabagon Trio, Caroline Davis Duo, Elegant People – Fusion Explosion, Greg Lewis Organ Monk, Olivia Foschi Quintet, Martin Fabricius Quartet with John Pattitucci, Oscar Feldman Quintet, Hector Martignon Banda Grande. Sejal Kukadia & Deepa Paulus Duo, Peter Weiss Trio and many others.

Visit hamptonsjazzfest.com for concert schedule and more information. The list of participating venues is evolving, but to date includes:


Southampton Arts Center

Water Mill:

Parrish Art Museum

Hampton Coffee Company


Hayground School

Hampton Library

Sag Harbor:

Baron’s Cove

John Jermain Library

Sag Harbor Cinema

The Church

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

East Hampton:

North 53 Gallery

The Clubhouse

Longhouse Reserve


Gosman’s Dock

Left Hand Coffee

Navy Beach

Shelter Island:

Sylvester Manor