Memorial Weekend officially kicks off summer in Austin and there's no better way to celebrate in the Live Music Capital of the World than with a music festival!

This Sunday, May 25th, Austin welcomes its inauguralAustin JazzFest Jazz Festival at the iconic outdoor venue, The Backyard. Austin Jazz Fest (AJF) showcases jazz masters from near and far and benefits the local East Austin Music Academy. Local talent includes: Ephraim Owens, Courtney Sanchez, Pam Hart, Masumi Jones, Adesewa Faleti and more.

"I am really excited about the Austin jazz fest... it gives the music community an excellent opportunity to come out and support jazz and many of Austin's talented vocalists and musicians! This is only the first year and I'm excited to see how it'll grow next year!" says Austin vocalist, Courtney Sanchez.

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