We’re Going Virtual!

May 22, 2021

The National Jazz Festival thanks the Waterman II Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation for their generous grant that made the 2020 festival possible. Without their support our event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on February 15, 2020 would not have been a success.

The NJF is grounded in a philosophy of personal growth and education and our annual event fosters friendly competition, musical education and the development of lasting connections between young jazz musicians.

The National Jazz Festival is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ID 83-3751080

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    Please fill out the “2021 Pre-Registration” form by clicking the link. We will use your contact info to keep you in the loop about registration and dates.  Here’s what we can tell you now so you can plan with your students: The deadline for all video submissions will be Saturday, May 1st. We are choosing a later date this year to allow all of you to work with your situation and getContinue reading “PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN”
  • Rule Change
    Finally, as a result of good feedback we received from last year’s festival, there will be 2 rule changes for the National Jazz Festival that will go into effect for 2021 and beyond:- – Schools will be placed in performance divisions strictly by school population.  Schools that enter more than 1 ensemble in the NJF will compete in the same performance division. – All divisions will be adjudicated by 3 judges instead ofContinue reading “Rule Change”


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