Josh Duffee band members’ credentials are quite impressive!

The Northwoods Arts Council (NAC) is excited to announce the return of the 'Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival' on July 8-9, 2016. The 2015 festival was a sizzling success, where guests enjoyed the music of Josh Duffee & his Big Band, plus dancing and refreshments.

Josh is regarded as one of the world’s greatest 1920’s style percussionists. He performs at numerous jazz festivals and concerts worldwide, and we’re lucky to get him back! Josh and his band take great pride in authentically representing 1920’s -1940’s jazz and big band era music. 

Josh’s reputation in the live music world enables him to bring us talented, professional musicians who have played with Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Mel Torme, Buddy DeFranco, Louie Bellson, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Henry Mancini, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Wayne Newton, Randy Brecker, The Four Tops, and many more!

This year's festival will focus on popular music from the Big Band Era, and is guaranteed to appeal to music fans of all ages. We anticipate that once again, music fans will flock to Hackensack to see this quality entertainment.

We greatly appreciated the financial support we received from our community last year and are looking forward to an equally successful even this year.

To donate to NAC and/or volunteer for the festival, please call Linda at 218-363-3634.

Ticket sales are now available in Hackensack at Loons Unlimited, Southside and Swansons, and here on the website.