Summer 2013 Concerts In Review
Posted 9/27/2013

With the change of seasons, DownBeat looks ahead to exciting album releases and concerts in our exclusive Fall Preview.

But we also want to take a moment to look back at some of the key concerts of the summer festival season. Below you’ll find dispatches from around the globe, from Iowa City to Lisbon and beyond.

The Thing XXL, Peter Evans Octet and Anthony Braxton upheld Jazz em Agosto’s 30-year legacy in Lisbon, Porgual. Read the review.

Also at Jazz em Agosto, Pharoah Sanders was joined by Rob Mazurek’s Underground Trios. Read the review.

Portugal’s Jazz em Agosto celebrated three nights of “John Zorn @ 60.” Read the review.

“Zorn @ 60” was also a highlight at Victoriaville’s annual festival in Quebec. Read the review.

Tony Bennett wowed the crowd at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill. Read the review.

Christian Scott and JD Allen made Iowa City an ideal festival setting. Read the review.

Cécile McLorin Salvant and arranger David Berger emphasized dramatics at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Read the review.

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Pharoah Sanders onstage at the Iowa City Jazz Festival (Photo: Shannon J. Effinger)

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