Jazz reverberates in downtown Wilmington

The 22nd annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is underway in downtown Wilmington.

Now in its 22nd year, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival celebrates the life of Clifford Brown and the music that he had such a big impact on.  Born in Wilmington in 1930, Brown’s life was tragically cut short in a car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the age of 25.  The weeklong music festival is designed to pay tribute to Brown, and to expose more people to the music he loved.

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Nighttime concerts in Rodney Square start at 6:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and at 6 on Friday.  The music starts at noon on Saturday and runs through 8.  Lunchtime concerts are held at Willingtown Square in the 500 block of Market Street and H.B. DuPont Park from noon to 1:30.  All events are free and open to all.

Musical acts include John Pizzarelli and Swing 7 (Tues. 8 PM), Ravi Coltrane Quartet (Thurs. 8 PM) and Chick Corea Freedom Band (Sat. 8 PM).

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Tune in this Friday at 5:30 PM to WHYY’s First for a look at the festival and to hear some of the performances from this week’s event.

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