International Jazz Day
Time & Location
About the Event
World acclaimed jazz artist Emil Viklicky is headlining the lineup of local, national and international artists performing at the 9th Annual International Jazz Festival. The FREE outdoor event is taking place the Mesa Arts Center Amphitheater on Saturday, April 26, 4 – 9 pm.
Presented by the Mesa Arts Center and International Jazz Day AZ Foundation, the 9th Annual International Jazz Festival joins events taking place in more than 190 countries throughout April as part of UNESCO’s annual International Jazz Day celebration.
The event features five hours of music that is a blend of salsa, jazz, soul and Latin American grooves performed by a lineup that also includes: jazz keyboard artist Bernard Wright performing with jazz drummer Greg Warner; the Fred Boswell Ensemble featuring saxophonist Neamen Lyles and jazz vocalist Jessica Kotu; the Michael Patterson Brass Ensemble; jazz saxophonist J. White; Latin Jazz Artist Carlos Rivas; and the Jesse McGuire Trio featuring vocalist Dennis Roland and bass player Felix Sainz. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and arrive early for the best lawn seating. Reserved seats are available near the stage for jazz fans making donations of $125 or more.