Jazz at the NCMA

Expanding our individual and collective capacities to experience joy through music, the third year of Jazz at the NCMA celebrates the transcendent power of jazz as an art form, its African American origins, and its intersections with other musical genres.
This season’s lineup features seven Grammy-award winners and six Grammy-nominated artists. It centers on the improvisational spirit of traditional jazz with grooves of bebop, salsa, funk, soul, Latin jazz, R&B, fusion, neo-soul, and more. All Jazz at the NCMA concerts are held in the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park.


“The theme for our third season is ______JOY. Attendees are invited to fill in the blank and engage with joy on their terms—enjoy JOY, make space for JOY, be mindful of JOY, and reconnect with JOY are a few examples.” —Moses T. Alexander Greene, Director of Performing Arts and Film 


Tickets go on sale Friday, February 23, at 10 am for members and Thursday, February 29, at 10 am for nonmembers. 

NCMA Jazz Pass
Through Thursday, May 16, 2024, or while tickets are available

All Jazz at the NCMA tickets must be purchased at one time; discount applies to both member and nonmember pricing.

Purchasers who buy tickets to three or four Jazz at the NCMA concerts at ONE TIME receive 15% off per ticket
Purchasers who buy tickets to five or six Jazz at the NCMA concerts at ONE TIME receive 20% off per ticket
Purchasers who buy tickets to all seven Jazz at the NCMA concerts at ONE TIME receive 25% off per ticket

Jazz at the NCMA 2024 Lineup

  • May 23
    Gregory Porter with special guest The Baylor Project
  • May 30
    Brian Culbertson
  • June 6
    Samara Joy
    Superblue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter
  • June 7
    An Evening with Babyface
  • June 27
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  • July 11 
    Boney James with special guests Maysa and Kenny Lattimore
  • July 18
    El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico with special guest Luciana Souza

Picnic in the Park

Preorder picnic boxes (featuring six options) for Amphitheater events. Preorders are taken until three business days prior to each event. Boxes are ready for pick up at East Café when gates open for concerts and films.

No time to order? No worries! Beverages and snacks are available in Gipson Plaza starting one hour prior to gates opening (cashless payments only). When gates open online ordering via QR code is available for East Café’s full concession menu and beverages. You can also purchase grab-and-go items in person at East Café. The café accepts cash sales and credit card/contactless payments.

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