Santa Cruz Jazz Festival 2016

Our 30th Season

Welcome to the new 2016 Santa Cruz Jazz Festival¬†website. I hope you will be able to attend next year’s festival on March 18-19, 2016. It will be our 30th Annual Santa Cruz Jazz Festival and our seventh year at the new facilities at Cabrillo College in Aptos. What a gift it is to be able to have our festival all in one location at these new modern venues.

Not only do we hope you will be able to attend the festival but also to enjoy our wonderful city from the sea to the redwoods. Santa Cruz is a major tourist destination with something to offer everyone’s tastes. Our biggest attraction is the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It offers great fun for younger and older kids. Bring your surfboard or mountain bike and enjoy world class waves or mountain trails. If your parents want to drop off your children at the Boardwalk you can go and enjoy our local restaurants, wineries and breweries.

We will again be having notable guest artists performing on our Friday night concert. Check back again to see who we have coming for the 30th Annual Santa Cruz Jazz Festival. In addition to the guest artist concerts, we will again be offering various Master Classes throughout the two day festival and the Saturday Night Concert will be the Command Performance which features many of the highest rated and qualifying bands and vocal groups.

Again, the SCJF board and I hope to see you in 2016. Our 2015 festival proved to be a great success and we anticipate that next year should be even better. The festival tends to fill up early. If you plan to attend and perform, submit your application soon after they become available early in the fall!

Thanks for checking us out,
Steve Gray, President, SCJF

Santa Cruz Jazz Festival 2016 Guest Artists

Chris Washburne, Trombone & Audio Radiance, Jazz Vocalists