Jazz in Hampton

The City of Hampton has a strong jazz tradition leading back to the first Hampton Jazz Festival in 1968. The Hampton Jazz Festival has brought the best of jazz, pop, blues, soul, and R&B for 53 years. The event is a partnership of Hampton University, the City of Hampton, and the Santangelo Group, Inc. Each June, tens of thousands of loyal fans, from all over the nation, converge in beautiful Hampton to be a part of this three-day celebration. And building on this tradition, different venues and organizations in Hampton offer jazz entertainment all year long.