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Jazz enthusiasts have reason to celebrate this October as High Street in Phoenix prepares to host the most anticipated musical event of the year: the AZ Jazz Fest.

Set against the backdrop of the iconic outdoor shopping center, the festival promises a weekend filled with rich melodies, tantalizing food, and drinks from October 20 to 22.

The 2023 lineup is nothing short of stellar, boasting over 20 acts that cater to all jazz preferences. Friday, Oct. 20, sets the tone with remarkable performances from Nathan Mitchell, Marion Meadows, Gerald Albright, and more. As the weekend progresses, attendees can anticipate phenomenal acts such as Pieces of a Dream, Najee, David Sanborn, and the legendary Kenny G.

“We’re thrilled to present such a diverse and talented array of artists this year,” says an event spokesperson. “With each act, we aim to take our attendees on a unique jazz journey, right here on High Street.”
Foodies are in for a treat as well, with a variety of food and beverage options available throughout the weekend. Whether it’s a cold beer, a refreshing glass of wine, or a mouth-watering meal, the AZ Jazz Fest promises to cater to every palate.

High Street, located at 5415 E. High St., in North Phoenix, is renowned for its accessibility from Scottsdale, downtown Phoenix, and the broader surrounding metropolitan area. The outdoor venue ensures attendees can enjoy the atmosphere to the fullest while also reminding them to be prepared, rain or shine.

Tickets are in high demand, with both three-day and single-day options available. Prospective attendees are urged to purchase their tickets exclusively via the official website,, to avoid potential ticketing scams and ensure a genuine experience.