(Above) Joan Collaso and the Larry Hanks Trio - returning to Elkhart for the 27th time in 2016!

Full performance schedule for all three days of the festival will be released in May.

 
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Headliner performing SATURDAY EVENING in the Lerner Theatre - BUY TICKETS

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Headliner performing SATURDAY EVENING in the Lerner Theatre - BUY TICKETS

 
Joshua Redman Quartet Performing FRIDAY NIGHT in the Lerner Theatre - BUY TICKETS

Joshua Redman Quartet
Performing FRIDAY NIGHT in the Lerner Theatre - BUY TICKETS

Indiana Bicentennial Tribute to Wes Montgomery and Brother Jack McDuff Featuring Dave Stryker, Pat Bianchi and David Hilliker

Indiana Bicentennial Tribute to Wes Montgomery and Brother Jack McDuff
Featuring Dave Stryker, Pat Bianchi and David Hilliker

Alfonso Ponticelli / Swing Gitan Also played in 2011, '12 and '14

Alfonso Ponticelli / Swing Gitan
Also played in 2011, '12 and '14

Ed Laub Trio Featuring Gene Bertoncini and Martin Pizzarelli

Ed Laub Trio
Featuring Gene Bertoncini and Martin Pizzarelli

Gene Knific Trio Third straight festival appearance

Gene Knific Trio
Third straight festival appearance

Frank Russell First featured appearance (played at 2014 festival)

Frank Russell
First featured appearance (played at 2014 festival)

Dave Bennett Also playing the preview June 6 - BUY TICKETS

Dave Bennett
Also playing the preview June 6 - BUY TICKETS

BMR4 First time performing in Elkhart

BMR4
First time performing in Elkhart

Blair Clark First-time performing in Elkhart

Blair Clark
First-time performing in Elkhart

Kris Brownlee Fifth straight smooth year at festival

Kris Brownlee
Fifth straight smooth year at festival

The Rad Trads Festival debut this year

The Rad Trads
Festival debut this year

Rica Obsesion Returning after exciting 2015 debut

Rica Obsesion
Returning after exciting 2015 debut

Rebecca Kilgore Eighth visit to Elkhart, first since 2012

Rebecca Kilgore
Eighth visit to Elkhart, first since 2012

Derek Brown BEATBoXSAX First-time performer this year

Derek Brown BEATBoXSAX
First-time performer this year

Elizabeth Mis First featured appearance (played in 2014 and '15)

Elizabeth Mis
First featured appearance (played in 2014 and '15)

Blue Sky 5 Only other EJF appearance - 2012

Blue Sky 5
Only other EJF appearance - 2012

Cakewalkin Jass Band First appearance since 2011

Cakewalkin Jass Band
First appearance since 2011

Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers First time appearing at festival since 2013

Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers
First time appearing at festival since 2013

John Hasse Providing insight and entertainment since 2011

John Hasse
Providing insight and entertainment since 2011

French Quarter Debut appearance was in 2015

French Quarter
Debut appearance was in 2015

Lalo Cura Local band has a loyal and growing following

Lalo Cura
Local band has a loyal and growing following

After Ours Featuring Sam Que of Lalo Cura

After Ours
Featuring Sam Que of Lalo Cura

Q sonics First EJF appearance

Q sonics
First EJF appearance

Truth in Jazz Local talent on stage since 1998

Truth in Jazz
Local talent on stage since 1998

Whistle Pigs First played festival in 2005

Whistle Pigs
First played festival in 2005

VibeNation Featured local performer first played in 1994

VibeNation
Featured local performer first played in 1994

Generations Trio Returning after 2015 debut

Generations Trio
Returning after 2015 debut

The Dean's List First appearance at Elkhart Jazz Fest

The Dean's List
First appearance at Elkhart Jazz Fest

Jazz Assemblage Local talent on stage at every festival since 1989  

Jazz Assemblage
Local talent on stage at every festival since 1989
 

Also appearing: IUSB Jazz Ensemble, Elkhart Community Chorus, Elkhart Municipal Band, the EJF All-Stars, and - of course - local high schools on Saturday morning!