*Los Angeles – The Jazz Reggae Festival has been an integral part of the UCLA and Los Angeles jazz and reggae communities for the past 29 years. In honor of the festival’s 30th Anniversary, festival organizers are celebrating three decades of good vibes, jammin’ music and an atmosphere that is engaging and offers attendee cultural enrichment, with a one-day festival under the bright Los Angeles sun, Saturday, May 30, 2016.

Jazz Reggae Logo: Photo Courtesy Jazz Reggae Festival

Jazz Reggae Logo: Photo Courtesy Jazz Reggae Festival

From the festival’s humble beginning in 1986, at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, it has continued to grow and develop while forging connections between UCLA and the broader Los Angeles jazz and Caribbean communities and beyond.

The festival has showcased talent ranging from Ziggy Marley, to Snoop Dogg to Erykah Badu, alongside sustainable iniatives and live art.

This year, 30th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival is returning to its roots presenting headliners from the genres of jazz & reggae music along with a curated selection of talented bands. The 2016 lineup will feature Barrington Levy, Jesse Royal, Bambaata Marley, The Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble, Tiffany Gouche, and Nightswimmer with Stefan Dismond, and Nate Schwartz Jazz Orchestra with an eclectic musical soundtrack provided by DJ QBwoy of Jamaica Gold Sounds.

30th Annual Jazz Reggae Lineup: Photo Courtesy Jazz Reggae Festival

30th Annual Jazz Reggae Lineup: Photo Courtesy Jazz Reggae Festival

Doors open at 11:00am at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, Music + Art + Food, 12pm-6:00pm.

General Admission Tickets- $20, UCLA Faculty and Staff $15, UCLA Students $10 Ticket questions, customers can call the Central Ticket Office (CTO) – 310-825-2101 or 310-825-9912 or visit www.jazzreggaefest.com

Ricky Richardson is a Southern California based music reviewer, writer and photographer. Contact him via: [email protected]