Featuring great Jazz, Food and Spirits

August 4-6, 2017

The Historic Radisson Hotel at 700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA,

and numerous downtown Scranton venues
For special jazz festival hotel rates and reservations call 570-342-8300


The Main Stage is at The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

The Festival continues well into the night with the 13th annual Jazz Walk.
Hear the best in jazz, blues, world beat music throughout downtown Scranton!


5:00 P.M. – Jazz Happy Hour: Trax Patio, Radisson Hotel

7:30 P.M. – Indigo Moon Brass Band

8:30 P.M. The Royal Scam (a tribute to Steely Dan)

10 P.M. – Jazz Walk (see Artists and venues below)


5:30 P.M. – The SJF/Camp Crescendo Student Combos

6:30 P.M. – Jeff Laibson (solo piano and visual artist)

7:30 P.M. – Eddie Allen Jazz Quintet (jazz trumpeter and his NYC band)

8:30 P.M. – SJF Big Band featuring vocal/guitarist John Pizzarelli

10:00 P.M. – Jazz Walk (see Artists and venues below)


11:30 A.M. – 2 P.M. – Jazz Brunch, Carmen’s Restaurant, Radisson Hotel

7:00 P.M. – Nate Birkey and Friends

8:00 P.M. – The Stanley Clarke Band (Grammy Award Winning bass icon)

9:30 P.M. – The Festival Jazz Jam, Trax Platform Lounge, Radisson Hotel


Scranton’s FIRST FRIDAY VENUES: Hosting jazz from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Aug.4th

Adezzo (Center St.) 9pm -12am

Friday – The Camp Crescendo/ Scranton Jazz Festival Student Combos

Saturday – The Penn State Jazz Quartet lead by jazz guitarist Mac Himes


PJ’s Pub at The Hilton Hotel (Adams Ave.)  10pm -1:30am

Friday – La Cuccina playing the music of Grover Washington, Gato Barbieri, The Crusaders and more.

Saturday –  Music For Models playing Funk, R&B, Hip Hop, Contemporary Jazz, Soul and Pop.


Bar Pazzo (N. Washington Ave.) 9:30pm -1am

Friday – The Eric Mintel Quartet, straight ahead jazz in the style of the great Dave Brubeck.

Saturday – Bill Carter, Tony Marino and Tom Whaley a wonderful jazz trio with many recordings and tours to their names.


The Bog (Adams Ave.) 10pm- 1:30am

Friday – Hank and Cupcakes, electronic pop/ rock duo from Atlanta, GA.

Saturday – Rouge Chimp playing a mixture of jazz/rock fusion, dance and electronica.


Posh (N. Washington Ave.) 9pm -12am

Friday – Tara Michelle, Tom Kozic and Steve Kurilla playing contemporary jazz, vocal standards and R&B

Saturday – Spencer and Nancy Reed playing Jazz Standards, Vocal Standards and Bossa Nova hits.


The Radisson Trax Patio (Lackawanna Ave.) 10pm -1:30am

Friday – Erin Malloy Marcinko with Ron Oswanski, Tony Marino and Bill Goodwin playing the American Songbook, Jazz, bossa nova, contemporary and much more.

Saturday – The Ron Oswanski Organ Trio with Bill Washer and Bill Goodwin playing in the style of the great B3 organists Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff and Shirley Scott .


Sunday Aug 6th

11:30am -2pm,  Carmen’s 2.0 – The Jazz Brunch featuring the Ron Oswanski Jazz Duo 

9:30pm -12am, Trax Bar/Platform Lounge – The Festival Jazz Jam featuring the Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio