The Stowe Jazz Festival returns for its third year this weekend.

The 2019 festival will take place Sept. 6, 7 and 8 with its main stage at the Alchemist Brewery, and satellite events at venues throughout Stowe.

Festival director George Petit continues to bring his vision to life with each new year: a free, three-day celebration of jazz.

The festival gathers nearly 100 artists from around the globe, across all sub-genres of jazz — from bebop and swing to progressive jazz, Brazilian and Gypsy jazz.

“I set out to create something that shares my love of jazz, of music performance, and of Stowe, with as many people as possible,” said Petit, an award-winning musician and recording engineer/producer. “The Stowe Jazz Festival celebrates acclaimed musicians from near and far, and truly brings the joy of jazz to anyone who wants to be a part of it.”

Here’s the live music and jam session schedule:

Alchemist MainStage

Friday, Sept. 6

1 p.m. Daniel Ian Smith and the Generations Sextet.

3 p.m. Jonathan Maron.

5 p.m. Ebinho Cardoso Quintet.

7 p.m. Donny McCaslin Quintet.

Saturday, Sept. 7

1 p.m. Gary Smulyan and the New York Saxophone Band.

3 p.m. Steve Cardenas Trio.

5 p.m. Ofer Assaf Quartet.

7 p.m. Chico Pinheiro Quartet.

Sunday, Sept. 8

1 p.m. Paul Asbell Quintet.

3 p.m. Anthony Wilson, Steve Cardenas, Chico Pinheiro, Ben Allison.

5 p.m. Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom.

7 p.m. Jennifer Wharton & Bonegasm.

Village venues

Friday, Sept. 6

7:30 p.m. Anthony Wilson at Tap25.

9 p.m. to midnight: Daniel Ian Smith and the Generations Sextet at Piecasso; Edward Pérez and Festejation at Rusty Nail Stage; Albelita Mateus and Gustavo Amarante at PK Coffee.

9 p.m. to late: SJF jam session with Bruce Sklar and his Sklarkestra at Doc Ponds.

Saturday, Sept. 7

3 to 6 p.m. James Harvey and Shadowland at Pinnacle Stage.

7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Andrew Gagnon and Lovecraft at Tap25.

9 p.m. to midnight: Ray Vega’s Latin Jazz Sextet at Piecasso; Edward Pérez and Festejation at Rusty Nail Stage; Albelita Mateus and Gustavo Amarante at PK Coffee; Ebinho Cardoso and Catarina Dos Santos Quintet at Cork Wine Bar.

9 p.m. to late: Jam session with Bruce Sklar and his Sklarkestra at Doc Ponds.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Noon to 3 p.m. Chico Pinheiro Quartet at Cork Wine Bar.

3 to 6 p.m. Whitesell Brothers Quartet at Pinnacle Stage.

Also, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day, master luthier Chuck Sanzone's guitar and mandolin studio is open in Stowe. Drop by the historic Brownsville schoolhouse at 11 Moss Glen Falls Road to learn about the art of lutherie (making musical instruments). With 25 years experience and a client list including David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Sanzone has devoted his life to handcrafting pieces of functional art from rare and valuable tonewood.

All free; no tickets required. Full schedule and artist info: stowejazzfestival.com.

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