The legacy of the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA reaches back twenty-seven years and continues to celebrate a fusion of music, culture, art, and food. This event has become a tradition of the Los Angeles community and continues to attract new faces every year. At JRF we strive to expose and engage students and the community in a multifaceted cultural experience. The soulful rhythms of reggae and the phenomenal vibes of jazz, R&B, and soul music celebrate diversity on-campus and within our community.
Founded and produced by the students of UCLA, the JazzReggae Festival is the largest student-run festival in the nation. The festival showcases both emerging and legendary artists. Past lineups have included: Jill Scott, Stephen Marley, The Roots, Nas & Damian Marley, Lupe Fiasco, India.Arie, Q-Tip, Barrington Levy, Gary Clark Jr., and Erykah Badu.
It is the mission of JazzReggae Festival to unite the greater Los Angeles area and the community of UCLA as we highlight and celebrate culture through music, food, and art. In addition, we aim to not only produce a green-conscious event, but to educate individuals on how to be conscious about our earth and why it matters to do so. Each year we strive for progression and evolvement of the festival, in order to remain relevant and effectual in our community.
This year's festival dates are for May 25th & 26th 2014, with an amazing lineup including Snoop Dogg and Ky-Mani Marley!