Austin Area Jazz Festival —
August 9, 2020

Austin Area Jazz Festival

The annual Austin Area Jazz Festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The festival  showcases the importance of art, the impact of diverse cultures, and of course, the best in smooth jazz. The event also features a VIP wine experience.

Legendary national acts will join talented up-and-coming musicians for a unique musical experience. This year’s lineup will satisfy even the most sophisticated musical palette. AAJF will present violinist extraordinaire Damien Escobar, a two-time Emmy Award winner who has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award; vocalist Chantè Moore, who has been nominated for Grammy and MCP Music Awards and has won the NAACP Image Award, Soul Train Award, UB Honors, and American Music Award; iconic saxophonist and eight-time Grammy-nominated artist Gerald Albright; Jeff Lorber Fusion, the Grammy Award winning band that brings the unique hybrid sound of jazz, blues, and funk; guitarist Nick Colionne, recipient of the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award and International Instrumental Artist of the Year as well as nominated for Guitarist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year by the American Smooth Jazz Awards; and flautist Althea Rene, whose single, “In the Flow” was the first flute-featured #1 single on Billboard Music Chart and whose multiple singles have reached Billboard’s top 20.

Vendors will provide food and drink, therefore, outside food and drinks will not be allowed. The participants of the 2018 Austin Area Jazz Festival will perform, rain or shine. With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed.

General Admission tickets are $45. The VIP Wine Experience is included with every $125 VIP ticket.

For more information on Austin Area Jazz Festival, call 512.541.6297, email or visit

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