For over 40 years the Wichita Jazz Festival has been dedicated to fostering great jazz in Wichita and raising the next generation of Kansas jazz musicians...

For over 40 years the Wichita Jazz Festival has been dedicated to fostering great jazz in Wichita and raising the next generation of Kansas jazz musicians...


THE FESTIVAL

This April 23-26, the Wichita Jazz Festival will be featuring a festival centered around percussion. Joining us this year will be the Matt Wilson Quartet, featuring Chris Lightcap on bass, Jeff Lederer on Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, and of course WSU's own Matt Wilson on drumset.

Also on the week's concert list is NYC drummer Allison Miller, who brings the heat with her band Boom Tic Boom, featuring pianist Gary Versace. 

We also have a few other things in the works that we hope to be able to announce soon.

We are also expanding WJF activities to include regular weekly concert evenings around the Wichita area, and other featured concerts throughout the year. There are both concert events and educational activities available to both listeners, players, and students of jazz.

Check out our events page for what's happening this week and beyond in Wichita!

Thank you as always for your continued support!

 

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ABOUT US

For forty years, the Wichita Jazz Festival has been dedicated to fostering great jazz in Wichita and raising the next generation of Kansas jazz musicians. Our monthly concerts and annual festival bring in some of the greatest living names in the jazz world, and our education programs put young players in contact with professional musicians to continue America's musical tradition in our home town. To learn more about supporting the Wichita Jazz Festival, click here.

The Wichita Jazz Festival is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Wichita Jazz Festival Inc.

PO Box 3981

Wichita, Ks 67201

BEBOP BRIGADE

The Bebop Brigade is a group of special supporters who have personally contributed $100 or more to the Wichita Jazz Festival. The efforts of these individuals is crucial in keeping the Wichita Jazz Festival a growing enterprise that brings world-class jazz to Wichita on a regular basis and fosters the upbringing of Wichita's next generation of jazz musicians.

If you’re interested in joining the Bebop Brigade and helping make jazz a permanent part of Wichita, you can donate through PayPal with the links provided below. 

Please note, your contribution is tax-deductible!

If you're uncomfortable donating online, you can contact Geoffrey Deibel at 316-978-6273 or make a check out to Wichita Jazz Festival Inc. and mail it in.