Jazzanooga, created in 2011 as a citywide celebration of jazz, is a community initiative that not only draws from the cultural relevance and history of our city and its residents, but also provides a festive platform where diverse communities can gather and celebrate Chattanooga’s extraordinary jazz heritage.
Jazz unites all audiences. It speaks to the heart, mind and spirit. It is universal. As the birthplace of such noted jazz figures as Bessie Smith, Yusef Lateef and Lovie Austin, Chattanooga’s role in the history of jazz cannot be understated.