31st Annual Bakersfield Jazz Festival
The Bakersfield Jazz Festival returns to the CSU Bakersfield campus on April 27, 28, and 29, 2017 for three nights and two days of music, food, drink, and scholarship awards!
The 31st Annual Jazz Festival, presented by Motor City Lexus of Bakersfield and Dignity Health, will start Thursday night, April 27 with a Jazz Fest Gala & Launch Party in the Doré Theatre. The night will culminate with a performance by the CSUB Jazz Collective with featured artist saxophonist & composer, Jacam Manricks.
Three-time GRAMMY nominee Donny McCaslin and his quartet will headline Friday night, April 28. Also appearing on Friday is Ghost-Note, a high-energy ensemble led by percussionist from Snarky Puppy, Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth,
On Saturday night April 29, we are pleased to have co-headliners. Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel will bring his new group to our stage supporting his new album Caipi and trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah with his Stretch Music Ensemble playing immediately beforehand. Opening the festivities on Saturday is Moonchild, a neo-soul quartet featuring the angelic vocals of Amber Navman, and The Kandinsky Effect, a Paris-based trio.
The 31st Annual Bakersfield Jazz Festival will feature 13 bands over three days and will help raise over $20,000 in scholarship money for CSUB students, and bring the best of jazz to the CSUB campus!
Day Tickets, 2 Day and 3 Day Passes Available