Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    The 21st Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival presented by AARP Logo is set for June 20-22, 2019 in Lowertown Saint Paul, Minnesota.


    The 2019 Winter Jazz Fest is set for Sunday, March 31st at Crooners headlined by Sax legend Gary Bartz. Get more info about the:
    2019 Twin Cities Winter Jazz Festival


    With generous support from the Minnesota State Arts Board, presenting partner AARP and all of our great sponsors and donors, the three-day festival is set for June 20-22, 2019 in and around Mears Park in Saint Paul's popular Lowertown arts district. Please check back often for updates and the line-up.


    Become a Friend to the Twin Cities Jazz Festival!

    If you value this wonderful Festival, become a Friend to the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and ensure this unique and priceless celebration of Jazz and Community can be possible. This is your jazz festival and only possible though your gift at any amount that works for you. Whether it's $15, $50, $100 or more, every gift counts!

    Drop a donation in our jazz fest donation boxes at the stages, stop by the Festival Info booth at Mears Park or, better yet, click here to donate now.

    Thanks for making this great event a possibility in the Twin Cities for the last 18 Years!


    Remembering Larry Englund

    Larry was a major force in the Twin Cities jazz scene. I can't recall a jazz performance, both big and small, where Larry and Liz were not attending. He willingly gave his time and experience and, since the beginning, helped shape and create the jazz festival. Larry called me from Hospice two days before he passed. What I thought would be a somber conversation, Larry immediately told me who needed to be booked at the festival as well as thoughts about the youth stage. (Larry was on the education and booking committee). This is who Larry Englund was and will be sorely missed. RIP


    Twin Cities Jazz Festival Official Hotel

    The Intercontinental Hotel is the official hotel of the Twin Cities Jazz Fest.  A block rate is available at $149 (click link below) so book early before it fills up.   Why drive home when you can stay downtown and make it a Jazz Fest weekend.   There is jazz in the hotel on Friday and Saturday nights in the Citizen restaurant on the first floor. LINK TO BLOCK RATE


    A Special Thanks

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    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    **Due to performer’s contracts, no recording devices are allowed during live performances.