BackCountry Jazz

BackCountry Jazz celebrates, preserves and expands the rich tradition of the only uniquely American art form – Jazz, through the presentation of outstanding concerts with major jazz artists and rising stars, music education programs, and a summer music camp.

The Artists

BackCountry Jazz is graciously supported by world-class musicians and educators who dedicate their time and expertise... More ›

Jazz Education

We are committed to creating a strong virtual music program providing the innovative, high-quality music education that is our hallmark.

We transitioned our tuition-free Music Education Program to provide remote instruction and continue to teach students.

The academic year program, usually held at the University of Bridgeport, is offered throughout the week with one-on-one instruction and workshops.

Our 2020 Summer Music Camp transitioned to a combination of remote and safe in-person workshops. Students receive individual lessons, master classes, and group workshops.

One-on-one instruction with prominent jazz masters for our more dedicated students is provided throughout the summer.

In Concert

An evening with some of the finest jazz artists on the scene today.

Bennie Wallace tenor saxophone
Godwin Louis alto saxophone
Steve Davis trombone
Donald Vega piano
Peter Washington bass
Herlin Riley drums

Sunday, October 10, 2021

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