ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is taking over St. Paul for the 19th year in a row.

The festival started in 1999 as a celebration of jazz that would be free of charge for all to experience, and has continued to be free as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ever since.

SCHEDULE: Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Last year, the jazz fest drew 90,000 people out to Mears Park in St. Paul's Lowertown district. The festival has taken place in St. Paul since 2009.

Music started Thursday and runs through Saturday night. Headliners this year include McCoy Tyner, Joshua Redman, Terence Blanchard, Anat Cohen, Emmet Cohen and Bobby Lyle.

For more information, visit the Twin Cities Jazz Festival website or Facebook page. You can also donate online to help the jazz festival remain free of charge.