2017 Jazz Festival

FEBRUARY 23-25, 2017

The NAU Jazz Festival is a non-competitive arena for middle school, high school, and junior college musicians. This type of festival creates a relaxed atmosphere that promotes education as opposed to competition. Big bands and combos perform for adjudicators to receive ratings and/or comments. Following the performances each ensemble will participate in feedback clinics with one of our esteemed adjudicator/clinicians. 

This year will be the 55th annual NAU Jazz Festival. Approximately 60 bands will perform in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium over the 3 days of the festival. Participating band performances and scheduled clinics are free and open to the public. Please join us in supporting the talented students attending and performing at the festival.

Information about guest artists and application materials will be available soon.

For more information about the festival please contact NAU Jazz Studies at 928-523-3779 or email Jazz.Studies@nau.edu

  • Jazz Festival Invitation  - coming soon
  • Jazz Festival Application - coming soon
  • Jazz Festival 2017 Schedule - coming soon
  • Jazz Festival Director's Information Packet - coming soon
The linked schedule (above) outlines participating band performances, guest artist masterclass, and clinics with NAU Music faculty.