The 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of the historic Central Avenue in South Los Angeles and is one of the last few genuine jazz celebrations left in the Southern California region.
This year’s festivities will take place along Central Avenue, between Vernon Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard from 11am to 7pm, July 28th & 29th, 2018.
The Jazz Festival will be featuring live jazz music on three stages, a marketplace for food and merchants and pavilions for Art, Business Development & Employment Resources, Youth and Health & Wellness.
SATURDAY, JULY 28TH
LAUSD Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band
Harvey Mason Chameleon Band
Aaron Serfaty Group
Mark de Clive Lowe
Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts
Pete Escovedo Orchestra
LAUSD Youth Jazz Combo
APCH Youth Ensemble-29 live
Kenneth Dixon Quintet
SUNDAY, JULY 29TH
Connie Han Trio
Ernie Andrews & Richard Simon Band
Francisco Torres Latin Jazz Band
Myron McKinley Trio
Roy Gaines Tuxedo Blues
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Tierney Sutton Band
This is a FREE family friendly community event.
Parking in the immediate area is limited, the best way to get to the festival will be Uber, Lyft and public transportation. The closest Metro blue line stop is Vernon Avenue.