Indy Jazz Fest is a community wide celebration of Indianapolis’ rich jazz legacy. Native jazz icons such as Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Wes Montgomery, JJ Johnson, Slide Hampton and Freddie Hubbard helped shape Indianapolis’ fertile musical landscape. Their efforts were enriched by music venues on Indiana Avenue and throughout the city, which cultivated a “scene” that significantly influenced this uniquely American music genre. At the festival and events throughout the year, audiences experience Indianapolis’ inspiring jazz heritage through modern day world class music, workshops, panel discussions and social experiences.
Indy Jazz Fest offers free and ticketed performances throughout the year that feature the best in national, regional and local performers whose music is innovative and rooted in the legacy of jazz. We appeal to a community excited about the future of quality music and the benefits to the cultural landscape of Indianapolis.
Stay tuned for the lineup for Indy Jazz Fest 2019!