Our annual jazz festival begins its second decade this April!
Over the past 10 years, the event has gained a reputation as one of the premier family-friendly music events in the state – and the only music festival in the Jackson metro area dedicated exclusively to jazz!
Our formula is simple: offer a full spectrum of jazz artists (from national recording artists to local up-and-coming professionals and students) in a safe, clean environtment, all for the low, low price of FREE! That's right: our festival is free to the public (thanks to the contributions of our wonderful corporate sponsors, like title sponsor Morgan White Group).
The lineup is set, and it's our strongest yet!
|11:00 - 11:05 a.m.||Welcome by Mayor Gene McGee, Ridgeland|
|11:05 - 11:30 a.m.||Ridgeland High School Jazz Band|
|11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||JSU Jazz Ensemble|
|12:45 - 1:30 p.m.||Southern Miss Jazztet|
|1:45 - 2:30 p.m.||The Vamps
Mississippi's premier soul jazz group, celebrating their 20th anniversary, rocks the festival stage once again
|2:45 - 3:45 p.m.||The Russell Welch Hot Quartet with Special Guest Aurora Nealand
New Orleans' world class swing and gypsy jazz band
|4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Astral Project
"New Orleans' greatest contemporary jazz band" (Chicago Tribune) back by popular demand
|5:15 - 6:15 p.m.||The Benny Golson Quartet
Legendary saxophonist and one of the last surviving links to the Golden Age of modern jazz
|6:20 - 7:00 p.m.||Southern Komfort
Mississippi's favorite big brass band closes out the festival with our traditional march through the Township to the steps of Fusion Coffeehouse
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To apply to Fusion Coffeehouse, please download the following PDF application, fill it out, and bring it to the shop at your convenience.Download Application (PDF)