For Big Bands and Combos
Save-the-Date: February 22, 2018
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
8:30AM - 5PM
Student Center East
750 South Halsted, Chicago
Early Bird Entry deadline: November 27, 2017*
Big Bands: $225
*Online application due November 27, 2017. Payment must be received by December 4, 2017 to qualify for the early bird discount.
EXTENDED Entry deadline: February 1, 2018
Big Bands: $250
Adjudication, clinics, and lunchtime performance by UIC Faculty.
Workshops for trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, bass, guitar, drums, and voice.
All applications will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis and will be considered complete only upon receipt of payment. If you want to bring more than one group, we will guarantee one and try to accommodate another if there is space available. We encourage schools to watch the performances if they cannot participate in the event. If you plan on bringing your school to watch the event, please let us know.
New for 2018: Audition for UIC's Jazz program on the day of the festival!
Make the most of your time at the festival. Drop in sessions in the morning and afternoon. Students may audition even if they haven't yet applied to UIC. Signup sheets will be posted the morning of the festival. Want to make an audition appointment in advance? Email us.
Auditioners should prepare:
On-campus emergency contact information here.
Not participating in the Jazz Festival workshops or auditions, but want to purchase a ticket for the 11:45AM concert with the UIC Jazz Ensemble and Jon Faddis? Click here for more information and to purchase a ticket!