2021 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Jazz fans, shimmy on over to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival!! We can't wait for you to arrive in sunny Jacksonville, Florida for the 40th anniversary of the festival.

Find Your Beat at the Jacksonville Jazz Fest!

The annual Jacksonville Jazz Fest will be back this year, and it will be bigger than ever! It will be held in the core of downtown Jacksonville. The festival will kick off with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection - The Piano Place on September 29 at the Florida Theatre, and continue October 1-3 with two stages of live, free entertainment.

The Jacksonville Jazz Fest, which began in 1981, is one of the largest free jazz fests in the country. The festival is a spectacular event each and every year, but this year is extra special, as we celebrate its 40th anniversary. To read more about the history of the festival and how it evolved over time, click here.

The Jazz Fest has attracted some of the biggest names in jazz over the course of its 40 year history. Past performers have included:

  • Miles Davis
  • Tony Bennett
  • Kenny G
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Musiq Soulchild
  • Sebastian Mikael
  • Fantasia
  • Kem
  • Snark Puppy
  • Dr. John
  • Shiela E.
  • Trombone Shorty
  • Dianne Reeves
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Stay tuned for updates, including information on the Sacred Jazz Brunch and Jazz Jam, VIP packages and new preferred seating, location, artist announcements, and more on the Jacksonville Jazz Festival social media channels and at jacksonvillejazzfest.com.

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