2018 Jazz Festival

February 22-24, 2018

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 56th 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.

The dates for the 2018 NAU Jazz Festival are February 22 – 24. Information and applications will be available in the coming weeks along with guest artist announcements and other details.

We hope to see you in February!