Dear Friend & Supporter of the Wichita Jazz Festival,

Thanks to your support, the 2016 Wichita Jazz Festival was one of the biggest and most successful in years, and planning has been underway since July for an even larger and more diverse event in 2017. 

This past year saw a sold-out headlining show with legendary saxophonist Joe Lovano, a riveting performance from Fundamental, a free showing of the film The Jazz Loft (in advance of its screening in New York!), a talk about new jazz books, and several Wichita Jazz Festival Sessions Band performances.

In 2016, the Wichita Jazz Festival also:

  • Added more concerts, educational clinics, and partnerships with other organizations, including KMUW, the Tallgrass Film Festival, Watermark Books, Reverie Coffeehouse, Roxy’s, and the Wichita Art Museum
  • Offered exciting educational opportunities for students
  • Expanded our board of directors and volunteer base
  • Began planning for 2017 with a major national headline performer, additional concerts, and a variety of other special events that will cover a nearly two-week period
  • And last, but certainly not least, WJF continued to build a strong financial base of support with expanded efforts to secure grants, corporate donations and individual donor support.

Your support has made this exciting new era of the Wichita Jazz Festival possible. Please help us move now to the next level by supporting our 2016 Year-End Campaign. Would you help by making a special year-end donation of $50, $100 or whatever amount you can afford to help us meet our funding needs for the 2017 Festival and plan for more events throughout the year?

As the end of the calendar year rapidly approaches, now is a great time to lend your support as all donations to the Wichita Jazz Festival are tax-deductible. And your support all goes directly to Festival programs and events (we are an all-volunteer organization), helping to enrich the community and enhance the quality of life for audiences, local artists, students, and the community as a whole.

Please visit our SUPPORT PAGE now and make your donation to our 2016 Year-End Campaign. If you have questions or would like more information about how to support, volunteer, or sponsor the Wichita Jazz Festival, please contact us at:

Thank you for your support for the Wichita Jazz Festival! We look forward to seeing you during the year and to another exciting Wichita Jazz Festival in April 2017!