Wichita Jazz Festival

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.

Suggested Donation Levels

Or donate whatever amount you choose! We welcome all donations!
"Invitation" - Your name goes on our website as a supporter of the Bebop Brigade, the grassroots fundraising of WJF. Helps with advertising.
"Bebop Brigade" - Our most popular level of giving, this helps us cover clinician fees during festival time for students.
"Sugar" - Covers scholarships for students participating in our educational programs, or sound at WJF concerts.

Our Events

2015 Wichita Jazz Festival - "AD ASTRA"

Location: Wichita Art Museum
Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm

"WJF Sessions" All-Star Combo, Addison Frei, piano, with the Matt Otto Quartet

Wichita Art Museum, Thursday, April 23 2015, 7:00pm

WAM's Thursday concert opens with a showcase of WJF's educational work. An All-Star combo made up of area high school students has been working with WJF personnel and will present as the opening act for Thursday night. Check out the best of Wichita's youngest jazz talent!

Thursday night continues as we feature one of today's brightest young jazz pianists, Addison Frei. 

Thursday's concert continues with the venerable Matt Otto on saxophone with his quartet. 


2015 Wichita Jazz Festival - "AD ASTRA"

Location: WSU's Miller Concert Hall
Date: April 24, 2015
Time: 7:30am to 10:00pm

2015 WJF/WSU Jazz Invitational (all-day competition)

2015 WSU Jazz Invitational Combo Winner, 2015 WSU Jazz Invitational Big Band Winner, and the People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, 7:30 pm

Miller Concert Hall, Friday, April 24 2015

Our Friday night concert closes the 2015 WSU Jazz Invitational, featuring the winning combo and big band of the competition, the WSU Jazz Arts Ensemble, and The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City!