Mission Statement

The Bar Harbor Jazz Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts
organization that is dedicated to the furtherance of the original
American musical art form known as JAZZ by producing performances by
local, regional, national, and international musicians. The Bar Harbor Jazz Festival
includes performance opportunities for students and non-professional
musicians for technique-enrichment and personal fulfillment. Together,
we create a meaningful community-based festival that contributes to
the national voice of jazz.