The Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival was founded 1996 by International Jazz Trumpeter and Legend Melton Mustafa Sr. It is now considered a staple in the community and celebrates 25 years of pure Jazz. This years jazz festival is dedicated to the late Zakiyyah Mustafa and late Melton Mustafa Sr. We thank you for your dedication to the preservation of Jazz Music. This festival is a performance platform for local artists, international artists, students, educators, local businesses and the community. The MMJF25 welcomes all Jazz lovers regardless of their age, background, gender, social economic status, sexually preference, disability or education. Let’s Jazz together!!!
MMJF25 Artists Lineup: Grammy winning artist Kirk Whalum, Grammy winning artist Dr. Ed Calle, Grammy winning artist John Daversa, International drummer Victor Lewis, Curtis Lundy Umoja Ensemble featuring Saxophonist Bobby Watson,, International Saxophonist Marcus Strickland, International Pianist Silvano Monasterios, South Florida’s favorite entertainer Jesse Jones Jr., Vocaist Lenard Rutledge, Yamin Mustafa, James Cotman, Jim Gasior, The Legendary Melton Mustafa Orchestra, Trinidadian Jazz Trumpet Legend Etienne Charles, South Florida’s Favorite entertainer Jesse Jones Jr., Ingrid Bazin, Calvin “Madeson” Early, Sharonda “Eccentric” Richardson, Mori Taiye, Broward College directed by Waldron Dunkley, Florida Memorial University Jazz Band directed by Diron Holloway and the University of Miami Jazz Combo, New World School of the Arts Jazz Band directed by Jim Gasior, Didier Labossiere, The Real Tracy Fields and many more!