High School Jazz Festival

For Big Bands and Combos

February 15, 2017


BIG BAND slots are now FULL, limited space available for combos and small ensembles. Please email hvasey@uic.edu to be added to our waiting list.

8:30AM - 5PM
Student Center East
750 South Halsted, Chicago

UIC Jazz Ensemble with Chris Potter, saxophone
Student Center East
750 South Halsted, Chicago 

Early Bird Entry deadline: November 25, 2016*

Big Bands: $225
Combos: $175

*Online application due November 25, 2016. Payment must be received by December 1, 2016 to qualify for the early bird discount.

Entry deadline: January 20, 2017

Big Bands: $250
Combos: $200

Adjudication, clinics, and lunchtime performance by UIC Faculty.

Workshops for trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, bass, guitar, drums, and voice.

Stay for the concert featuring the UIC Jazz Ensemble with saxophonist Chris Potter, directed by Andy Baker. Discounted tickets available to participating schools (see application form for details). A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him "One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet" while Jazz Times identified him as "a figure of international renown." BUY TICKETS NOW.

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.

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