High School Jazz Festival

For Big Bands and Combos

Save-the-Date: February 19, 2020


8:30AM - 5PM
Student Center West
828 S. Wolcott Ave. Chicago IL, 60607

Early Bird Registration Deadline is 12/12/18

Big Bands: $225
Combos: $175

Regular Registration Fees:

Big Bands: $250
Combos: $200

Registration Deadline: 2/1/2019

All payments or a copy of purchase order for early bird and regular registration should be submitted by 2/14/19

*Registered groups that cancel after 02/01/2019 are still responsible for full payment of fees. 


Adjudication, clinics,  and 1pm performance with Grammy Nominated Jazz Guitarist Mike Stern with the UIC Jazz Ensemble

Workshops for trumpet, trombone, saxophone, rhythm section, and voice.

All applications will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis and will be considered complete only upon receipt of payment. Based on the registration date we will guarantee two entries, with the third pending available space. 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.

On-campus emergency contact information here.

Not participating in the Jazz Festival performances or workshops, but want to purchase a ticket for the 1pm concert with the UIC Jazz Ensemble and Mike Stern? Contact Director of Jazz Studies Michael Stryker at: