north by northeast, toronto, canada; june 6-8; www.nxne.com

old town blues festival and blueberry pancake feed, tacoma, washington; july 13; (253) 627-8215

one world one heart festival, warren, vermont; june 22; www.benjerry.com/festival

opera spoleto festival usa, charleston, south carolina; may 24-june 9; www.spoletousa.org

playboy jazz festival, los angeles; june 15-16; www.playboy.com/arts-entertainment/jazzfest2002

portland chamber music festival, portland, maine; august 15-18 and 22-25; www.pcmf.org

queen city blues festival, cincinnati; august 1-3; http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/gcbs/97fest.htm

red, white and blues, asheville, north carolina; july 5-7; www.biltmore.com/visit/events/summer_holiday_weekends.html

rochester international jazz festival, rochester, new york; june 3-9; www.rochesterjazz.com

sfjazz spring season, san francisco; through june 15; www.sfjazz.org

smithsonian folklife festival, washington, d.c.; june 26-30 and july 3-7; (202) 275-1150

south by southwest, austin, texas; march 12-16, 2003; www.sxsw.com (512) 467-7979

summerstage, new york's central park; mid-june-august; www.summerstage.org

tanglewood jazz festival, lenox, massachusetts; august 30-september 1; www.bso.org