The Asian Heritage Jazz Festival features some of the most renowned Asian Jazz Artists in America, who have made inroads on a national and global scale. This festival strives to showcase the achievements of these artists, and to recognize the many Asian-American musicians who have succeeded in embracing Jazz an original American art form. Jazz has become increasingly popular in Asia with The Java Jazz Festival in Indonesia now the largest attended jazz festival in the world. It is now time to highlight and promote our local artists here in the United States. The festival also aims to promote and nurture younger artists who deserve wider recognition, but are unable to break into the mainstream world of major jazz festivals. To further insure the future of the Asian culture in embracing an American art form the festival also plans to set up music scholarship opportunities to deserving talents.