Jazz in June

Jazz in June

Jazz in June, Camden’s first-ever multi-day/multi-venue jazz festival, is set for Friday through Sunday, June 14 through 16. Tickets and All Access Passes are on sale now.

The three-day festival, where jazz meets the sea, offers music outdoors and in, including a couple of free concerts and jazz music all around town. The festival kicks off Friday evening with two events: the Camden Opera House’s free Blue Café series presenting the Bill Barnes Duo; and The Right Track Band playing a dance party at the Camden Snow Bowl. Saturday afternoon, the Snow Bowl will host an afternoon mountainside of music featuring regional performers Katie Matzell, the Wayne Delano Quartet,​​ the Whitehead/Dean Group, Hyperphonix and The Extension Chords.

Saturday night’s feature concert at the Opera House will present the Kenny Barron Trio, headlining an extraordinary evening that also showcases the Greg Abate Quartet and the Peter Dembski Group.

Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition. The Philadelphia native consistently wins jazz critics’ and readers’ polls, including those of Downbeat, Jazz Times and Jazziz magazines; and his recordings for Verve have garnered Grammy nominations. Pianist Barron collaborated with the great tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, touring with his quartet and recording several legendary projects during the 1980s, as well as co-founding the quartet Sphere. His performance in Camden is not to be missed.

Jazz in June’s final day includes a jazz brunch at 16 Bay View (included in the All Access Pass); and a free performance by the Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra in the Camden Amphitheatre.

Tickets for the Snow Bowl events and Feature Concert, as well as All Access Passes, are on sale online at camdenoperahouse.com and jazzinjunecamdenme.com; by phone at 207-236-7963; at the Camden Town Office; and tickets for Snow Bowl events also are at K2 Music and Clean Bee Laundry in Camden. All Access Pass tickets will be traded for a lanyard pass at the Jazz in June Ticket and Information Hub, which will be in the Camden Town Office’s Elm Street lobby Thursday through Saturday, June 13 through 15.