Each year in late October or early November, thousands of music lovers from throughout the tri-state and beyond flock to the Hub City to attend this weekend of cool jazz and soul — The Hub City Jazz Festival. Started in 2004, this multi-day, multi-venue jazz music festival, which attracts music lovers from 32 states, is more than just a concert, it's an event! It's a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, make new friends, and of course hear some of the coolest jazz and soul music on the planet!

16 Artists
12 Events
4 Awesome Days
1200 Seats
10 Venues
100% Great Jazz Music

Festival Schedule

Marlowe Rosado & New Brunswick Public Schools District Jazz Band

HCJF Kick Off Event: FREE Community Concert featuring two-time grammy winner Marlowe Rosado & New Brunswick Public Schools District Jazz Band

Riveting Jazz by The James White Band

The festival kicks off Thursday night with a warm-up event at Delta’s Restaurant on Dennis Street featuring the extraordinary jazz and R&B saxophonist, James White and his band.

The James Gibbs Band at Delta's Restaurant

Zoay Jazz at Esquina Latina

Curtis Lundy at Frog & The Peach

World-Renowned Bassist | Composer | Arranger | Grammy Nominated Recording Artist

Jackie Jones & the John Bianculli Trio

Kelley Andre & Organic Soul at Hub City Brewhouse

Main Event

Featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz--Jeff Bradshaw, Eric Roberson, Maysa Leak, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Kayla Waters and The Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band-- featuring The Jazz Exchange Band

  • 12:15 PM Doors Open
  • 1:00-1:40 - The Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band - Salute to Michael S. Davis
  • 2:00-2:50 - Kayla Waters
  • 3:15-:4:05 - Ken Ford
  • 4:30-5:30 - Nick Colionne and Eric Darius
  • 6:00-7:30 - Jeff Bradshaw and Friends Featuring Maysa, Eric Roberson, & Jackiem Joyner

Festival Tickets

Jeff Bradshaw, Maysa Leak, Eric Roberson and so many more are gearing up to make the Hub City Jazz Festival an experience to remember. Get your tickets early as the Festival is always a Sell Out.

Ticket purchases are for the main event on Sunday, October 27, 2019 featuring: Jeff Bradshaw, Maysa Leak, Eric Roberson, Jackiem Joyner, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius and Ken Ford. All other festival events are FREE unless otherwise posted.

$ 69.00

  • First Come First Seat
  • Sit Where You Want
  • Relax and Enjoy

$ 89.00

  • Reserved Seating
  • Handicap Seating Available
  • Great Seating

$ 135.00

  • First 3 Rows Seating
  • VIP Amenities
  • Meet & Greet

Festival Events

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s a good idea to arrive 60 minutes before your concert time. Then you’ll have plenty of time to park, peruse the program and prepare yourself for the experience. The doors opens at 12:00 pm. The Box Office at the Music festival opens at 11:00 am . A big part of the Hub City Jazz Festival experience is the social aspect – enjoy the venue, have a drink, check-out the vendors and meet some friends.
Located just inside the Hyatt Regency Atrium, the concessions booth opens at 12:00 pm prior to the concert and remains open through intermission. Offered are assorted baked goods, ice cream, coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and sparkling water. Please note that only water is allowed inside the concert hall.
While you may take photographs, videos of the concert are not allowed to publish, distribute or sell. We do encourage you share photos of your experience LIVE on your favorite social media plattform.
YES, YES, YES. Please use the hashtag #HubCityJazzFestival when posting about the festival.

Venue / Official Accommodation Partner

Two Albany Street , New Brunswick NJ 08901

(732) 873 1234