Every April, Downtown Chandler turns the spotlight on its jazz scene with the return of our annual Chandler Jazz Festival. In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the two-day festival hosts a stellar lineup of local and national talent; spanning genres ranging from traditional and fusion rhythm to smooth jazz. The free, family-friendly festival features 20 hours of live performances across a range of genres including blues, smooth jazz, and fusion rhythm. Gates open 30-minutes prior to the event each evening and festivalgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the outdoor concert.
Canceled - Festival returns April 2021
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park - Stage Plaza
178 E. Commonwealth Ave
Carvin Jones Headlines Friday Night
"The Kings of Strings," Carvin Jones takes over the Downtown Stage Friday, April 3 at 9 p.m. For over two decades, Carvin and his band have entertained music fans all over the world with their unique style of blues, funk, jazz, and rock. Guitarist Magazine once named him one of the 50 greatest blues guitarists of all-time.
Roxy Coss Performs Saturday Night
A New York Musician, Composer, and Educator, Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative saxophonists of her generation, and a definitional voice of the Millennial Movement in Jazz. Downbeat called her "an exceptional young talent." Cross graces the Downtown Stage Saturday, April 4 at 7:40 p.m.
21st Annual Jazz Festival Performers
Listen out for live performances galore, libations and cuisine, art showcases and more. You'll enjoy the best blues and jazz music as the 21st Annual Chandler Jazz Festival welcomes music giants to the Downtown Stage: Sugar Thieves, The Tommy Grills Band, Sir Harrison band, Carvin Jones, Mike Ozuna Band, Dmitri Matheny and Holy Pyle, Roxy Cross, and Josiel Perez's MambaAZ Orchestra.
Equal parts Art Walk and street bazaar, the Chandler Jazz Festival presents an exciting opportunity for artists, makers, and vendors to intermingle with festival-goers and music lovers. The 21st annual festival is currently accepting vendor applications. For complete details, including vendor fees, please refer to the information sheet and application form.
The City of Chandler welcomes participation from all of its citizens. To request an accommodation due to a disability please allow at five (5) days prior to the scheduled event. Contact the City's Special Event Coordinator at 480-782-2665 (or 711 via AZ Relay Service) or firstname.lastname@example.org.