What People are Saying

In addition to bringing in legendary acts, Discover Jazz does an incredible job of promoting local jazz groups and connecting them with audiences. In a time of much hullaballoo over the state of the music industry, Jazzfest’s role in carrying the fire for diverse traditional music isn’t just fun & vibrant: it’s necessary.


Editor’s Pick — Local Secret, Big Find

— Travelocity and IgoUgo

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is a cross between New Orleans (a jazz/funk programming mix) and Montreal (events involving the whole town)…What other Festival has concerts in city hall?

— Boston Globe

All this diversity makes Discover Jazz an event that’s hard to ignore…The first thing anyone who knew Burlington in former days would notice is how much hipper, cooler, more swinging and sophisticated the Queen City has become.

— Vermont Life Magazine

Top 100 Event in North America – (3 years!)

— American Bus Association

Editor’s Pick
Sprawl out on a blanket while relaxing to the smooth grooves or wander from one street vendor to another.

— Essence Magazine

#1 in “10 For the Road”

— Boston Globe Sunday Traveler

Laid back and hospitable: with its brewpubs, boating, biking and big Green Mountains adding a nice edge to the scene.

— DownBeat Magazine