By Pat Prescott

If you’ve got the time, we’ve got a jazz festival for you. 2013 is going to an unbelievable year for live music. Mark your calendars and call your travel agent, because there’s air travel involved for some of them.

Take a look below at the definitive guide to summer/fall jazz festivals and cruises happening around the world this year and fill your summer with music!

Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series

May 4 – October 13 at Thornton Winery in Temecula, Ca.

KSBR Birthday Bash
May 26 in Mission Viejo, Ca.

San Diego Jazz Festival
May 24 – 26 at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Ca.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival
May 31 – June 2 in Newport Beach, Ca.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival
May 31 – June 9 in Melbourne, Australia

Brian Culbertson’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
June 5 – 9 in Napa, Ca.

Capital Jazz Festival
June 7 – 9 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.

Playboy Jazz Festival
June 15 and 16 at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A., Ca.

Vienna Jazz Festival
June 17 – July 10 in Wein, Austria

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer concert Series
June 21 – October 18

Uptown Charlotte Jazz Festival
June 21 and 22 at Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte, N.C.

Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival
June 21 -23 in Big Bear Lake, Ca.

Montreux Jazz Festival
July 4 – 25 in Montreux, Switzerland

Winter Park Jazz Festival
July 20 – 21 in Winter Park, CO

Jazz Fest West
July 20 and 21 at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, Ca.

Long Beach Jazz Festival
August 9 – 11 at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, Ca.

Gardena Jazz Festival
August 25 at Rowley Memorial Park in Gardena, Ca.

BB Jazz Festival
September 7 and 8 at Central Park in Huntington Beach, Ca.

Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival
September 7 and 8 at Fort Hunter Park in Harrisburg, Pa.

Las Vegas Jazz Festival
September 27 – 29 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa

Havana Jazz Festival Tour
December 15 – 23 in Havana, Cuba

Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
First three weekends of October on Catalina Island, Ca.

Arizona Jazz Festival
October 25-27 at the Wigwam in Litchfiled Park, AZ.

This list just scratches the surface. In addition to these experiences on land, don’t forget there are four big cruises this fall that combine travel and great music unlike any other entertainment experience.

Dave Koz and Friends Cruise
September 22 – 29 Sailing from Rome to Italy, Sicily and Greece

The Soul Train Cruise
October 5 – 12 Sailing from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera

The West Coast Smooth Jazz
October 12 – 19 Sailing from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera

The Super Cruise VII
November 2 – 10 Sailing from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean


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