2020 Concord Jazz Festival Continues!

Continuing the celebration of Jazz in Concord

This year Concord will carry forth its ongoing appreciation of jazz with a five-day, virtual celebration. The Concord Jazz Festival was founded by Carl Jefferson in 1969 and drew 17,000 attendees in its first year. Since then it has become an inaugural event and last year Concord celebrated the Jazz Festival’s 50th year by presenting an array of jazz artists throughout the city of Concord including Poncho Sanchez, Chick Corea, Dave Koz and many more. Concord plans to continue the legacy and keep the jazz alive by hosting a virtual celebration this September!


Use this link HERE to sign up for the Jazz Pass. Once signed up, click the link the view the event. During each event you will be prompted to enter the "pin", press check-in and the 4 digit pin will appear. This will allow you to check into the event to win prizes like the Concord Jazz t-shirt, flashing guitar pin and commemorative 50th Jazz mug. 

Sign up for each event separately, SIGN UP HERE!

Concord Jazz Fest Redemption Instructions


Take 5 

In 1959 the Dave Brubeck Quartet released their record, Take Five, which has now become one of the most well known songs amongst jazz enthusiasts. Dave Brubeck was a Concord local turned jazz legend and this five-part jazz series honors him in his centennial year. Jazz fans can enjoy five distinct events that will educate, engage, and immerse them in the world of jazz. Register for five days of jazz here. 

Date Event
Wednesday, September 16
All day virtual Jazz Film Festival including movies, music videos, and past jazz performances. Watch them throughout the festival! Register here. 
Thursday, September 17 An evening of Jazz with Soul Sauce hosted virtually by the City of Concord on their Facebook live series "Concord Live!" from 6pm - 7pm. Register here.
Friday, September 18 An evening of Jazz hosted virtually by the Concord Couch Concert series from 8pm - 10pm. Register here
Saturday, September 19 Listen to the smooth sounds of Rhonda Sauce from 5pm - 7pm. Register here.
Sunday, September 20All day virtual celebration of David Brubeck’s 100th Birthday with information provided by the Concord Historical Society and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet. Register here.

Jazz Playlist To Go

Smooth Jazz or a Modern take, Visit Concord has got you covered with easy listening from our exclusive jazz playlist on Spotify!

Cool down with Brubeck Summer Sounds with tracks from Bossa Nova U.S.A. to Time Further Out to The Real Ambassadors and more.

Jazz Apparel

Check out our online store for some jazzy apparel! All proceeds from Jazz merchandise sales will go to supporting local nonprofits.