An annual jazz festival inspiring high school and middle school musicians to take jazz to the next level through education, collaboration and celebration
Ensembles, SmartMusic, Vocal Groups and Vocal Solos
Composers and Instrumental Solos sponsored by ArtistWorks
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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.
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The National Jazz Festival is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ID 83-3751080
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- 2021 National Jazz FestivalRegistration deadlines have come and gone and we are pleased to announce that we have 68 ensembles, 19 vocalists and 20 instrumentalists from 49 schools across the nation participating in the 2021 National Jazz Festival. Their video recording will beContinue reading “2021 National Jazz Festival”
- The SmartMusic Category!Thanks to SmartMusic and Alfred Music, the National Jazz Festival is offering a new competitive category to the 2021 virtual festival! We are grateful to SmartMusic and Alfred Music for partnering with us to create the “SmartMusic Category” which featuresContinue reading “The SmartMusic Category!”
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