New Bedford JazzFest is back for its 10th year with special performers and an indoor venue.  This year's event will take place on November 6 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Kilburn Mill in the South End.

JazzFest founder Eric Paradis is promising a great time with almost non-stop entertainment. Paradis joined Townsquare Sunday this week to talk about the history of JazzFest and what's going to be happening on November 6.

"New Bedford JazzFest was established in 2012, and it's actually a fundraiser, believe it or not, with the net proceeds going to make sure JazzFest can return next year, and the rest going to Your Theater of New Bedford," Paradis said.

He is also involved with that 76-year-old theater company.

JazzFest started as an outdoor event, sometimes under a tent on the waterfront. Now the event has moved indoors at the Kilburn Mill. Seating capacity there is capped at 500, so Paradis is advising folks to get their tickets early at or at the Symphony Music Shop in Dartmouth. Tickets are $25 apiece, $35 the day of the event.

There will be some top-notch entertainment at this year's JazzFest. Performers include the Bill Pierce Quartet, the Becky Bass Quartet, the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra, and Hot Club Cheese Roll.

"Usually we like to have a good variety of very local and national music, and this year is really no different," Paradis said.

Paradis believes there is a growing number of jazz fans in New Bedford, and he's trying to show there's more to the jazz scene than traveling to the big cities.

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