Roswell Jazz Festival Announces October Lineup
Roswell, NM. - Roswell Jazz Festival 501 c(3) will be presenting the 12th annual Roswell Jazz Festival, October 18-22. The festival offers lively jazz shows in seven 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.
28 world class jazz performers from around the nation have been invited to participate in this year’s event. Invited guests include guest of honor, clarinetist Allan Vaché of Riverwalk fame, his well-known brother, trumpeter Warren Vaché, legendary trombonist Dan Barrett, festival co-founder Dr. Roger Dickerson and a host of others.
According to festival executive director Michael Francis, new and exciting, not to be missed shows include sensational NYC pianist Richard Dowling performing the complete works of Ragtime composer Scott Joplin, appearances by 90-year old legendary jazz vocalist Ernie Andrews and concerts featuring New Mexico’s blues and jazz sensation Hillary Smith.
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 roswelljazz.org or contact Michael Francis, RJF Executive Director at (575) 808-9336.
For more information, please contact Michael Francis, Executive Director at 505 359-4876 or
12th Annual Roswell Jazz Festival
- 218 N. Main
- Roswell, 88201
- Reischman Park