Our 3rd Annual Festival, LuluFest 2019, will feature violinist/vocalist Carrie Rodriguez, the all-female Cuban band Maqueque, led by saxophonist Jane Bunnett, pianist Dawn Clement, from the Pacific Northwest, but currently heading up the jazz department at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Houston-based pianist Pamela York, NYC-based baritone saxophonist Claire Daly, and Jay Clayton, NYC-based vocalist. 

The focus of this event (concerts and workshops) will be women bandleaders — both seasoned and up-and-coming, who are making their music the focus of their lives. 

This is NOT a women’s festival; on the contrary, most of the bands are generously peopled with men. The principle behind the festival is simply that the women leaders and their concepts of the music are being presented here, thus setting it apart from most other festivals in the country (and the world) at this juncture in history. We feel that this Festival will encourage young women who don’t often get to see women in a leadership role in the music business.

We are finding that the time is ripe, and the forward-thinking city of Austin is ready, to house an intimate, elegant Festival of this nature. 


TICKETS on sale now!



Friday May 17th, Parker Jazz Club (117 4th Ave, Austin)


7 PM - Mixed Duos,


Claire Daly, Joey Colarusso, Jane Bunnett, Dawn Clement, Jay Clayton, Suzi Stern, Peggy Stern, Glenn Schuetz




8 PM - Claire Daly Quartet


Claire Daly - baritone sax


Dawn Clement - piano


Glenn Schuetz - bass


Ed Jarusinsky - drums




9 PM - Carrie Rodriguez Trio,


Carrie Rodriguez - vocals, violin, guitar


Luke Jacobs - guitar

Roscoe Beck - bass




10 PM - Pamela York Duo


Pamela York - piano


Lynn Seaton - bass




11 PM - Estrella  Salsa Jazz All Stars


Joey Colarusso, Sarah Jane Hargis, Jane Bunnett, Claire Daly, Suzi Stern, Peggy Stern, Daniel Durham, Ed Jarusinsky, Rachel Spencer, Sarah Milligan





Saturday May 18th, Jones Auditorium at St. Edward’s University (3001 S Congress Ave)




7 PM - Jay Clayton Band


Jay Clayton - vocals


Peggy Stern - piano


Daniel Durham - bass




8 PM - Dawn Clement Band


Dawn Clement - piano and vocals


Daniel Durham - bass


Masumi Jones - drums




9 PM - Jane Bunnett and Maqueque


Jane Bunnett - soprano sax


Danae Olano -  piano


Joanna Majoko -  Voice and Percussion


Celia Jimenez  - Bass


TBA  - Drums




LuluFest 2019 - May 17/ 18

We are proud to announce our upcoming 2019 LuluFest artists. The Festival will be held May 17th at Parker Jazz club, and May 18th at St. Edward's University. Both concerts begin at 7 PM.

Featured women band-leaders include Dawn Clement, Carrie Rodriguez, Pamela York, Claire Daly, Jay Clayton, Jane Bunnett and MAQUEQUE

Dawn Clement

Austin Cultural Arts


"This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department."



Claire Daly