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 Businesses on Main Street had plenty of foot traffic during the Jazz Festival weekend to keep their stores busy Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Organizers say festival attendance figures broke records, which led to increased sales for downtown businesses.


Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.
 The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Organizers say the Elkhart Jazz Festival was a success despite a few behind-the-scenes hiccups that were quickly resolved with the help of volunteers.


Posted on June 23, 2014 at 5:28 p.m.
 John Bany, famed Chicago bassist, reflects on why this is his 25th year at the Elkhart Jazz Festival on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

As the 2014 Elkhart Jazz Festival came to a close, Chicago bassist John Bany -- and attendees -- reflected on what keeps them coming back for more after 27 years of downtown music. 


Posted on June 23, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.
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Plenty of people came from northern Indiana and southern Michigan, but some attendees crossed an ocean to visit the Elkhart Jazz Festival.

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Smooth tunes, classic cars and 80 degree weather marked end of jazz-filled weekend

 People pack the pews Sunday morning during a special jazz worship service at First Presbyterian Church in Elkhart.
Posted on June 22, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

Dozens of people gathered for a Jazz Sunday service at First Presbyterian Church in Elkhart. View a gallery of photos from the service.

 Fourplay, a contemporary jazz quartet, will be the Elkhart Jazz Festival's Sunday afternoon headliner on June 22, 2014.
Posted on June 22, 2014 at 12:15 a.m.

Here’s a full list, including information about weather and headline concerts.

 The Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays at the Lerner Theatre. The first full night of Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival took place on a hot night in downtown Elkhart, Friday, June 20, 2014.
Posted on June 21, 2014 at 10:34 p.m.

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 Memorial baritone sax player Michael Cunningham, right, performs with the jazz band during a set at the Crystal Ballroom Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday.
Posted on June 21, 2014 at 10:32 p.m.

There will be around 50 performances Saturday, June 21, throughout downtown Elkhart. If you think you missed out on something during Saturday’s festivities, take a look at what others have shared about the event on social media.

 Memorial baritone sax player Michael Cunningham, right, performs with the jazz band during a set at the Crystal Ballroom Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday.
Updated on June 21, 2014 at 8:53 p.m.

Saturday started with several performances from area high school jazz bands and continued on throughout the day with plenty of musicians sharing their talent with festival goers.

 Guest artist Dave Bennett performs with the Elkhart Municipal band 6/21/2012 at the Lerner Theatre. Bennett will receive the 2014 talent award at a Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony Saturday during the Jazz Festival.  (Truth Photo by J. Tyler Klassen)
Posted on June 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

The Van and Jean Ann Young Awards for exceptional Jazz Fest volunteers and sponsors will be presented Saturday. Find out who the 2014 winners are here.

 Patrons enjoy drinks on the patio in downtown Elkhart. The first full night of the 2014 Elkhart Jazz Festival took place on a hot evening in downtown Elkhart, Friday, June 20, 2014.
Posted on June 21, 2014 at 9:42 a.m.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band came up from New Orleans, and Cafe Navarre served jambalaya on Main Street as the 2014 Elkhart Jazz Festival opened up. Check out some photos here.

 Darrel Tidaback explains his love for jazz and his joy for showing beginning musicians the magic of playing in a group.
Posted on June 21, 2014 at 8:18 a.m.

Jazz musician and teacher Darrel Tidaback explained his love of jazz in preview for high school concerts at the Elkhart Jazz Festival.


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