Official Jacksonville Jazz Festival Site
630 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202
The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in the country. Annually, during Memorial Day weekend, residents and visitors from across the world gather to celebrate the music, culture and art of jazz on the river in downtown Jacksonville!
Jacksonville Jazz Festival Announcements
Calling all Jazz Musicians
The City of Jacksonville is now accepting performer applications for the 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival! We are looking to fill 12-14 performer slots with talented local, regional and national singers and musicians.
The deadline to submit an application is Monday, September 14. Artists who are selected will be notified on or before November 1, 2015.
To submit a performer application, click here!
If you are represented by an agency, please contact AEG Live Southeast.
Show Us Your Jazz Hands
Would you like to be the artist for the 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Poster? The City of
Jacksonville has opened a call for artists to submit samples of
work and a statement for consideration. Three (3) first round finalists advance to concept design and receive a financial award. Final selection is based on artistic merit, relevance to Jacksonville and the event.
The Festival will select one artist's art to feature as the official artwork on marketing collateral and merchandise. The artist selected will win a cash prize, a complimentary booth at the Jazz Marketplace, other festival perks and recognition as the official 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival poster artist.
First round deadline is December 1, 2015. Details on how to apply coming soon!
2015 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Commemorative Poster
Designed by local artist Russ Wilson, his goal was to capture the Jacksonville jazz culture. The neon sign in the piece is loosely based on the Ritz Theatre marquee and the travel stickers on the guitar case represent local jazz venues from Jacksonville’s early days such as Globe, Strand, Roosevelt, and Manuel’s Tap Room. Wilson's overall feel is one of a warm summer night enveloping a vibrant downtown and sparkling riverfront.