The Underworld Jazz Festival was launched in 2018 to amplify rich, colorful and nuanced Black art traditions. We use the word "underworld" because despite the revenue it generates, Black art remains marginal to mainstream society. We use the term "jazz"; less as genre and more as a way to think about approach to music, creativity and life. In 2022, the Jazz festival was crowned as the "Black Arts" Festival to truly demonstrate our dedication to 360° of Black Creativity.
- Oct 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDTAronoff Center, Corner of 7th St. and Main St,.Cincinnati OH 45202
- Oct 23, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDTWoodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Underworld Jazz & Black Arts Festival exercises traditions such as the Mobilization of Congo Square [Pop Up Improvised Jazz] and the cultivation of collaborations between Cincinnati based, regional and International artists.