Festivals North American Edition

The winner of the 2018 “LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award” will perform at 7 of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the US and Canada!
San Francisco Jazz Festival

San Francisco Jazz Festival

The San Francisco Jazz Festival is an annual three week celebration of the best music around today! Produced by SFJAZZ, the festival offers a wide array of jazz concerts and gathers the legends of today and tomorrow’s newcomers in renowned venues throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area.


Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is the largest jazz festival in the world, attracting over 2 million visitors every year! Every year for 10 days, the French-speaking metropolis of North America hosts around 650 concerts and transforms to be the heartbeat of the international jazz scene. Submit now and follow in the footsteps of Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Chuck Berry and many more!


Blue Note Jazz Festival

Blue Note Jazz Festival

The Blue Note Jazz Festival is an annual festival that takes place in one of the Jazz capitals of the world – New York City! Hosted by the infamous Blue Note Jazz Club, NY, the festival features performances all across town by internationally renowned artists such as Gregor Porter, Al Di Meola and Chris Botti. The festival’s new sponsor
Sony – expanded the festival capacity by adding shows in Sony Hall – located in a space that is one of New York’s most celebrated historic venues, formerly known as the ‘Diamond Horseshoe’ – to the already impressive list of venues.


CGI Rochester Jazz Festival

CGI Rochester Jazz Festival

The CGI Rochester International Jazz Fest is one of the world’s leading jazz festivals! Founded in 2002, the multi-dimensional nine-day festival is held annually in downtown Rochester, NY and presents more than 1500 artists from around the world in 320+ shows at 20 venues. From legendary performers and familiar favorites to new discoveries, the Rochester International Jazz Festival is the one of the ultimate places to play for the winner of the “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award” 2018!


Iowa City Jazz Festival

Iowa City Jazz Festival

For the last 28 years, the Iowa City Jazz Festival | Summer Of The Arts has been providing music, art food and other entertainment. For a whole weekend, the festival offers non-stop jazz spread out over 4 stages in the city. The festival attracts many established jazz artists and also offers a platform for up-and-coming jazz artists to present themselves on the big stages – an ideal chance for our LetterOne Rising Stars Jazz Award winner to win the hearts of a varied jazz audience!


DC Jazz Festival

DC Jazz Festival

The DC Jazz Festival is the fastest growing jazz festival in the U.S. and celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019. More than 40 venues across the Nations’ capital – including the illustrious The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – have hosted many jazz greats such as Ron Carter, Chuco Valdes and Pat Metheny (among others).


TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival produced by Coastal Jazz is the largest music and arts festival in British Columbia, winner of numerous award for ‘Best Festival’ and praised as one of the leading jazz festivals in the world. Offering over 150 free concerts every year, the festival is highly acclaimed for its innovative and adventurous programming and will be one of the stops on the “LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award” tour 2019! Submit now and have the chance to play at this prestigious festival that attracts almost half a million visitors every year!


Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival

Held every September on the Monterey Fairgrounds site where the Festival was first presented in 1958 the Monterey Jazz Festival began as a dream for founder Jimmy Lyons and his co-founder and colleague, Ralph Gleason. It was a dream of a “sylvan setting with the best jazz people in the whole world playing on the same stage, having a whole weekend of jazz.” The first edition of the festival brought in artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, John Lewis, Shelly Manne, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Ernestine Anderson, Harry James, Max Roach, and Billie Holiday. Every year since then, every third full weekend in September sees the same caliber of talent grace the now nine stages on the Monterey Fairgrounds, as the Monterey Jazz Festival presents the best jazz performers in the world for a three-day celebration of the best in jazz


TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

The Ottawa International Jazz Festival is the premier music event to take place in downtown Ottawa. The festival organization is proud to be part of the continuing tradition of bringing jazz to the National Capital Region. Set on a bold path, trailblazing the most dynamic programming and innovations the Festival continues to present the finest musicians from across Canada and around the world in all genres and inspirations of Jazz. Since the very first festival edition in 1980, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival has presented some of the most dynamic jazz artists on the scene, from the traditional to the avant-garde, such as Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Roy Haynes, Toots Thielemans, Branford Marsalis, Béla Fleck, Stanley Jordan, Sonny Rollins, Terence Blanchard, Diana Krall, Maynard Ferguson, and John Mayall – to name only a few.
The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival produced by Coastal Jazz is the largest music and arts festival in British Columbia, winner of numerous award for ‘Best Festival’ and praised as one of the leading jazz festivals in the world. Offering over 150 free concerts every year, the festival is highly acclaimed for its innovative and adventurous programming and will be one of the stops on the “LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award” tour 2019! Submit now and have the chance to play at this prestigious festival that attracts almost half a million visitors every year!