Thirteenth Annual Roswell Jazz Festival Announces October Lineup

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Thirteenth Annual Roswell Jazz Festival Announces October Lineup

Roswell, NM. – Roswell Jazz Festival 501 c(3) will be presenting the 13th annual Roswell Jazz Festival, October 17-21. The festival offers lively jazz shows in six Roswell venues, including several free concerts, a Roswell Jazz Festival “School of Jazz” workshop experience where student musicians will have the opportunity to perform for professionals, a piano showcase and an uplifting Jazz worship service.

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24 world class jazz performers from around the nation have been invited to participate in this year’s event. Invited guests include guest of honor, New York City trombonist John Allred, his well-known father, trombonist Bill Allred, Austin pianist/ vocal sensation Emily Gimble, legendary guitarist/banjoist, Eddie Erickson, festival co-founder Dr. Roger Dickerson and a host of others. ENMU-P Jazz Band from Portales and Goddard and Roswell High School jazz ensembles will be performing, as well.

According to festival artistic director Michael Francis, new and exciting, not to be missed shows include sensational concerts featuring New Mexico’s blues and jazz icon Hillary Smith. who will appear in a special blues night presentation with guitarist Chris Dracup, as well as multiple jazz appearances during the week.

Roswell Jazz Festival still has openings for sponsorships of venues and individual musicians.


For information on sponsorships, as well as developing festival details please consult the RJF website at or contact Michael Francis, at 505 359-4876 or (575) 808-9336. Tickets go on sale on the festival website in September. 

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