JazzFest Events

June 17 - July 16, 2019

Friday, June 21

Acid Cats, presented by Gordon Square Presents and Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Join us during Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios for a free, outdoor performance from Acid Cats, as part of the Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland residency in...

Sunday, June 23

Samba Joia, presented by Gordon Square Presents and Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Join us for a free outdoor performance on The Sullivan Plaza at Neatr West Theatre from Samba Joia. This always “FIRED UP!” drumming group builds community...

Thursday, June 27

Tower of Power

What is hip? The iconic Tower of Power — 50 years later! This dynamic funk and soul band celebrates its anniversary with a CD of new material and a tour of...

Friday, June 28

Tribute to Tadd Dameron featuring Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Dianne Reeves

Bassist John Clayton leads the incomparable Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with five‑time Grammy winner and preeminent jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves in a...

Béla Fleck & The Flecktones featuring Victor Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Howard Levy/John Scofield’s Combo 66

Groundbreaking banjoist Béla Fleck comes to Cleveland with the original Flecktones. Their new CD Rocket Science marks the first recording by the original...

Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter B-3 Trio

One of the hardest swinging drummers and consummate master of brushes, Jeff Hamilton leads a fresh new organ trio featuring guitarist Graham Dechter and B-3...

Saturday, June 29

Regina Carter and Xavier Davis/Helen Sung and Michela Marino Lerman

For Grammy-nominated artist Regina Carter, the violin isn’t simply an improvisational vehicle; it’s a passport to unexpected realms. Her projects reflect her...

Dominick Farinacci’s Rhapsody in Blue: Revisited/Matthew Whitaker

Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci presents his newly commissioned arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin’s groundbreaking masterwork from 1924....

Tribute to Bobby Womack featuring Christian McBride with Avery Sunshine, Nona Hendryx and Nigel Hall

It’s not simply his abundant virtuosity that has made Christian McBride the most in-demand bassist of his generation. Bandleader and national jazz spokesman...

Jazz Funk Soul/Sax to the Max

Pianist, composer and producer Jeff Lorber has been a major innovator on the music scene for more than three decades. Having produced for everyone from Dave...

Jamey Haddad’s Under One Sun

Percussionist/drummer Jamey Haddad was born in Cleveland and is regarded as one of the foremost world music and jazz percussionists in the U.S. He...

Sunday, June 30

Jazz Brunch with Diego Figueiredo and Jeff Hamilton

What's the best way to end JazzFest? A special jazz brunch featuring Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo and drummer Jeff Hamilton! Figueiredo is a new...

June 17 - July 16, 2019