We Preserve the Legacy
and Promote the future
of Indianapolis jazz.
Now Celebrating 20 years!
Performances and Education Programs All Year
Hard at Work 365
The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation is committed to stimulating the scene with jazz awareness programs, educational workshops and of course the Indy Jazz Fest with shows throughout the year plus a 10 day celebration in mid September.
Celebrates Indy’s Jazz Past
Hall of Fame Inductees
Jazz … All Around Town
Tribute Concert Series
Hot Jazz for Cool Kids
Jazz Futures Live
Penrod Arts Fair Jazz Stage
Sun King – Think / Drink
The Big Jazz Celebration
Indy Jazz Fest
Signature & Club Series
Free Community Concerts
Block Party – 12 bands
Late Night After-Sets
Indy’s own World Class Jazz
IJF performance and education initiatives used
100+ LOCAL ARTISTS in 2015.
Indy’s Impact on the World
Indianapolis’ Jazz Legacy
Indy’s Jazz Impact continues to shape modern jazz music. The IJF helps keep this legacy alive through Jazz Education and live Performances.
Alonzo “Pookie“ Johnson
Live in Concert
In addition to being the presenters of the Indy Jazz Fest, IJF produced over 86 concerts, workshops and education programs in 2015. We’re proud that 33 of these great shows were FREE. Your support makes this happen.
Indy Jazz Fest
A 10-day Celebration of all things jazz in Indianapolis. This year it will be held September 15-24, 2016
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In Our Own Backyard
We present world-class jazz performances.
We contribute to Indianapolis’ arts economy.
We promote jazz music year-round.
We provide music mentorship to our youth.
We produce community outreach programs.
We teach and preserve Indianapolis’ jazz legacy.
We celebrate America’s indigenous art form.