Dear Jazz Fan,
The Second Annual HSL Properties Jazz Festival was a great success – all the shows were well-attended and we exceeded our ticket sales goal! We couldn’t have done it without our title sponsor, HSL Properties, and all the other generous corporate sponsors since ticket sales don’t come close to covering the costs of the festival.
I was thrilled to find out that 35% of the ticket buyers came from out of town – that’s up from a remarkable 28% in our inaugural year. I’m sure that our sponsor, Visit Tucson, is pleased as well. For the second year, the majority of those visitors stayed for more than five days and many came just for the festival!
The Downtown Jazz Fiesta was a tremendous success! The weather was just as glorious as last year and every venue was standing room only. We had at least 8,000 people at our two main stages and at our indoor venues – Playground, Elliott’s, The Screening Room and Maynards. People were dancing in the aisles, and in the sandbox in front of the MLK stage, all day long to Latin jazz. Jazz fans jammed into the courtyard at Connect to enjoy mainstream jazz for six hours.
We’re working on booking the artists for 2017 for the festival – January 12 -22. Make sure you join our email list (there’s a link at the top of this page) so you’ll be the first to know when we have some artists booked.
Jazz in January