An annual jazz festival inspiring high school
and middle school musicians to take jazz
to the next level through education,
collaboration and celebration.
Virtual Festival May 22, 2021
Ensembles, SmartMusic, Vocal Groups and Vocal Solos
Instrumental Solos and Composers
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The NJF is grounded in a philosophy of personal growth and education and our annual high school jazz competition fosters friendly competition, musical education and the development of lasting connections between young jazz musicians. High school jazz bands and middle school jazz bands from across the nation are inspired to take jazz to the next level through education, collaboration and celebration.
Consider making a donation to support our mission to provide a festival with an educational philosophy that is free for all to attend.
The National Jazz Festival is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ID 83-3751080
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