Iowa City Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesIowa
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Iowa City, Iowa USA
Festival Contact Information

Iowa City Jazz Festival
P. O. Box 3128
Iowa City, IA 52244-3128 USA
Phone: +01 319-337-7944
Fax: +01 319-358-9094

Festival Description

Since its humble inception in 1991 as an intimate local gathering of jazz aficionados, the Iowa City Jazz Festival has transformed into a nationally recognized event. Over the years, the festival has featured some of the biggest names in music. Among the jazz luminaries who have lent their talents to previous festivals are John Scofield, T.S. Monk Jr., Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano, Kenny Garrett, Roy Haynes, Dave Douglas, Maceo Parker, Bill Frissell, Joy De Francesco, Greg Osby, Cubanismo, Pat Martino, Kenny Werner, Sun Ra Arkestra, John Pizzerelli, Lou Donaldson, Mark Turner, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Maceo Parker, Liquid Soul, Larry Goldings, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Paul Motian, Ravi Coltrane, Lavay Smith, Sex Mob, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band, Bill Charlap, and the Neville Brothers. The Iowa City Jazz Festival is now regarded as one of the finest summer jazz festivals in the United States.

Festival Dates July 1 - 3, 2011
Festival Links

Festival Events:

Lineup 2011:
  • Universitiy of Iowa Jazz Band Camp Combos
  • United Jazz Ensemble
  • DePaul College Jazz Band
  • Carmen Bradford with the Iowa Jazz Orchestra
  • North Corridor All Stars
  • Elsie Parker and the Poor People of Paris
  • Kneebody
  • Josh Roseman Unit
  • Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe with David Hoffman
  • John Ellis & Double-Wide
  • Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
  • Randy Weston African Rhythms Trio
  • Silver Swing Band
  • Chloroform
  • Funk Stop
  • Iowa City High Combo
  • The Oatts Boys
  • Thelonious Assault
  • CR Washington Combo
  • Groove Theory
  • Koplant No
  • Des Moines Hoover Combo
  • Lick It Ticket
  • Pat Smith & Rich Wagor Duo
  • Minimum Wage Jazz
  • Gabe Medd Band
  • The Fez


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Podcast interviews:
  • Festival brings ‘incredible jazz’ (Iowa City Press Citizen, June 29, 2011)


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