About OJF

OVERVIEW

15016412_1355168007836496_3158927118519761659_oWith the enthusiastic support of the local community, city officials and area businesses, we present The 2nd Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival (OJF), taking place September 9, 2017 at Oxnard Beach Park. 

OJF is a cultural music celebration offering a diverse mix of Jazz, Latin, Soul, Blues and R&B.  This premier experience includes VIP seating in an incredible outdoor setting; complemented by scenic beaches, vendor booth shopping, cultural foods, and many other inviting attractions which make the festival a top event and destination to close out the summer festival season.

images (1)Even though the official title of the festival says “Jazz,” Oxnard Jazz Festival really includes all music with a soul.  Spend some time at this festival nestled along Ventura County’s Gold Coast, and your soul will be singing too.  Although the brand is jazz, in reality, the Oxnard Jazz Festival is all about fusion:  Jazz, Latin, Soul, Blues and R&B.  Any music with a soul will have a stage here.  This is a great place to catch emerging local talent, Grammy Award-winning talent and those that are in the twilight of their careers.

Southern California’s best kept secret, Ventura County, is the gateway to the “Gold Coast”stock and home to some of the most respected jazz musicians in the country.  The city of Oxnard is the county’s most vibrant and culturally diverse community.  Known as the “Strawberry Capital,” its historical, recreational, and environmental assets make it listed as one of the wealthiest areas in America.  Oxnard offers fertile ground to cultivate a unique jazz experience and exciting celebration of music.

With a mild and mellow climate, the Oxnard Beach Park with swaying palms trees, and the beach, with beautiful white sand dunes and the pacific blue waters in the background, at times, feel like you’re in some splendid resort that’s hard to pin down geographically.  Oxnard’s beaches are known for their sunshine, mild surf and easy access; they are a five-mile stretch of sand that’s a romantic spot for sunset watchers.  If you love music, you will love the Oxnard Jazz Festival.  Feel the Groove.


MISSION

To present, promote and sponsor culturally diverse creative and performing arts events, music concerts and educational opportunities of the highest quality to engage, entertain and enrich the communities that we serve. 

VISION

Our vision is to be the premier promoter for the cultural arts-rich Oxnard community, a presenter of high-quality creative and performing arts programs for the appreciation and enjoyment of the community, and an organization acknowledged throughout Southern California for promoting and sponsoring artistic excellence.

CORE VALUES

Artistic Excellence

  • We present high quality and diverse talent with an outstanding production value to engage, inspire and excite our community.

  • Collaboration

  • We work with others who share the values of Chuck Dennis Productions to achieve our goals and to create opportunities and partnerships within our community. 

Community

  • We build and promote our community through the shared experiences of creative and performing arts and music.

  • Entrepreneurship

  • We are innovative, strategic and empowered to pursue new ways to enhance our organization in today’s ever-changing world.

 Inclusiveness

  • We create environments that are hospitable, accessible and respectful.

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