Freedom Jazz Festival Inc

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Freedom Jazz Festival is a cultural journey.  Jazz is the culmination of the journey of black West Africans to America, their culture and their experiences in this country that have influenced the world.

The journey highlights the talents of many in Minnesota's Jazz community. African American/Black artists with solid roots in Jazz history well known locally and nationally were legends in the nightclubs frequented by African Americans in the Twin Cities. These past and present artists are a part of the rich history and lifeline of Jazz that keeps our Minnesota Jazz scene vibrant and grooving!

Every artist, audience member and participant experiences jazz as a sense of freedom of expression. Plus, Jazz is a community event that is bequeathed to young jazz musicians to preserve the legacy of jazz and become the new jazz masters of the future.

Freedom Jazz Festival, Inc is a community benefit, grassroots, volunteer based organization that presents preserves and promotes Jazz, its West African cultural influences and history through the African American experience.

Since 1999, the Freedom Jazz Festival has kicked off a wonderful end of summer free, live outdoor jazz festivals and community jazz workshops in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota.  In 2001, we incorporated as a non-profit organization. Our mission is to:

  • Further the appreciation of Jazz music and the awareness of its African American origins and influences.
  • Enhance the Twin Cities' Jazz culture and various jazz communities in Minnesota.
  • Create an interaction between Jazz musicians and enthusiasts as a way to connect communities.
  • Promote positive community and family events.
  • Stimulate the interest of the youth audience in Jazz.

We invite you to join us as we keep the Freedom Jazz Festival alive and so everyone can enjoy jazz wherever it is – in your own backyard or around the world!


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