Welcome to the Official Website for the Huntington International Jazz Festival

The Ellis & Dolores Marsalis Legacy Campaign at Marshall University in Huntington, WV is meant to honor the legacy's of America's "First Family of Jazz". The initiatives include the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition and the Huntington International Jazz Festival.




The Ellis Marsalis international Jazz Piano Competition is the most comprehensive, challenging, and in-depth jazz piano competition in the world. The purpose is to challenge, test, and evaluate each competitor against well-established traits which means the difference between good piano players and those who shall go on to greatness.