Live Jazz is back in 2023. Philadelphia, PA will once again host the National Jazz Festival on April 22, 2023 after two years of virtual competition. Registration will be open shortly. We hope to see you there!… Read the rest
Registration 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 be … Read the rest
The University of Northern Colorado’s UNC JAZZ LAB I Ensemble will record the winning piece from the NJF Composition Category!
Thanks to the University of Northern Colorado’s support and collaboration, the UNC Jazz Lab I ensemble will record the winning … Read the rest
At the National Jazz Festival High School Jazz Competition and Festival, students are recognized for their community service.
The LOVE Award honors a student who has used their passion for music to better lives of others through activism and/or community … Read the rest
Nominations are now being taken for the 2021 Jazz Educator Award. Awarded to an exemplary educator who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to students and to jazz music education. To nominate your favorite educator complete the … Read the rest
In a Sentimental Mood…
Almost 12 months ago the 2020 inaugural National Jazz Festival took place in Philadelphia and I am in a sentimental mood. Little did we know that a month later, borders would be closed, schools would shift … Read the rest
It is with great pleasure that we share with you that registration for the 2021 National Jazz Festival is now officially open! We would be thrilled if you and your students were able to participate in this year’s festival which … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest