The New York Hot Jazz Festival is an annual New York City multi-stage marathon showcasing traditional jazz from New Orleans hot jazz through the big band swing era, as well as Manouche jazz and ragtime. The festival was launched in 2013 as a day-long celebration for New York’s hot jazz and swing communities, but has expanded its mission to year-round presentations of and advocacy for traditional jazz through various collaborations and partnerships, including curating and hosting an annual dedicated Hot Jazz Festival stage at NYC Winter Jazzfest, an afternoon program for Central Park SummerStage, and coming this fall, a special weekend devoted to the Jazz Age at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center.


Director - Michael Katsobashvili

Associate Director - Jennie Wasserman