Experience the heart of Downtown Jacksonville as it comes alive with the sounds of Snarky Puppy, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Yellowjackets and more at the 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival this Memorial Day weekend. Join the City of Jacksonville May 26 – 29, 2016 and experience three stages of live entertainment, local food, drinks, shopping and more in Downtown Jacksonville. For over 30 years the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere and this year you can experience it throughout 15 blocks of downtown.
The full lineup includes KEM, the McCoy Tyner Quartet, Dr. John, Generation NeXt featuring Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree & Lebron, the Yellowjackets, Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro-Cuban Experience, Nathan East, Cyrille Aimee, SOMI, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Jamison Ross, Ken Ford, Lizz Wright, Mark Pender presented by Buffet Crampon and more. Local performers include the Douglas Anderson jazz band, UNF Jazz Ensemble I, The Chris Thomas Band, Terry “Doc” Handy, John Lumpkin and the Covenant, Gary Starling Group featuring Russel George, and Eric Carter & Co.
Other festival activities include the Jacksonville Jazz piano competition, Jazz Marketplace, the Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch featuring the Noel Freidline Quintet, the Jazz clinic featuring Mark Pender, Jazz Jam with Lisa Kelly and Jazz Fest after dark.
To the view the full schedule and find more information, visit JacksonvilleJazzFestival.com