Founded in 1969 by Professor J. D. Folsom, the jazz festival is held in February each year and features performances by several MU jazz ensembles from the region. Fill out our insider information form for concerts and keep up to date on future concerts.
Visit this page for special information about COVID-19 that is specific to the School of Music. Visit this page to view resources for students. Like pronouncing “Beyonce” or “Elvis”, you just have to say, “Jazzfest”, to legions of long-time fans, and they'll know what you mean. The annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which was first held in Congo Square in 1970, now attracts nearly half a million attendees to the festival site.
Listen to all musical genres, from jazz and gospel to R&B and rock from the multiple stages of the fairgrounds. In between the musical sets, enjoy the juried craft vendors at the Marketplace Festival, culinary delights on the food court, and meet & greet the artists. And after the show, check out the nightly events at our host hotel. The best jazz artists and more arrive at the Hollywood Bowl for two days of incredible music and lots of fun. Produced in collaboration with Festival West, the Hollywood Bowl jazz festival kicks off summer with a lineup for all ages. The Big Chief VIP Experience is the most luxurious way to enjoy the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
From music with festival views combined with history and heritage, here's a guide to a sampling of the great jazz celebrations in the U. S. UU. A Krewe of Jazz Fest ticket is required for all children over 2 years old to access the Krewe of Jazz Fest viewing area.
Arguably one of the biggest free jazz events in the world, the festival is held at the end of August in Millennium Park.The Blue Note is a legendary jazz club run by Danny Bensusan, who is largely credited with reviving New York City's jazz scene; if you're not in town to attend the festival, you can catch a live performance at the club seven nights a week. As other parts of the world prepare for winter, the sunny desert city of Tucson hosts a two-week jazz festival in January. One of the unique aspects of this festival is Jazz in the 'Hoods, with performances in each of D. C.'s eight wards. The Monterey Jazz Festival in September is a complete musical event with more than 100 performances, workshops, films, conferences and exhibitions.
The main festival runs over two weekends, in late April and early May, and features an eclectic selection of musical genres, from jazz to zydeco. The festival is the culminating event of a month focused on live jazz performances across the city.