Clifford Brown Jazz Festival opens in Wilmington

A free nightly jazz festival getting underway this week in Wilmington pays tribute to a Delaware musical legend.


The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival takes place each night this week on Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington.  All performances are rain or shine, and are free of charge. 

The festival is named after Wilmington native Clifford Brown, a trumpeter who died in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1956.  He was 25 years old.  The festival started in 1989. 

Events this week also include lunchtime concerts at DuPont Park and Willingtown Square. 

For the complete schedule of performances visit

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