The four-day event celebrates a century-long tradition of jazz and music education.
July 31 — Festival opening "The Soundcheck"
Phil & Derek's (2811 Bammel Ln)
Featured performers include Kyle Turner, Joe Carmouche and Courtney Sanchez.
Aug. 1 — Kick-off party "Downbeat"
Museum District Bistro and Lounge (1112 Southmore Blvd.)
Featured performers include Bayou City Brass Band and Six Minutes til Sunrise.
Aug. 2 — Main concert "The Backbeat"
The Indigo (2117 Chenevert)
Featured performers include Althea René, Michael Ward, Kyle Turner, Liz Vaughn and Kelly Dean.
Aug. 3 —The Masterpiece: Mayor's Scholarship Jazz Brunch
Wortham Theater Center (610 Preston)
Mayor Annise Parker will present the 2014 scholarship recipients for Jazz Education, Inc.