00:00 / 00:52

Featured Guest Artist:

The Rajiv Halim Quintet




Evanston Township High School Main Auditorium - 1600 Dodge Avenue

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About The Festival

Established in 2004 as a non-competitive, all-day jazz immersion event, the Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival hosts nearly 50 middle and high school jazz groups from around the region.  Students of all levels are inspired by professional musicians, enlightened by our clinics, lectures, and master classes, and encouraged to take their playing to the next level.  This educational and cultural jazz festival has earned its distinction by providing the opportunity to showcase local, national, and international artists.  It is the mission of the Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival to provide an important supplement to the students’ pursuit of jazz by highlighting the enduring elements and important innovations of this distinctly American music. 

Festival Events

Student Performances

Jazz ensembles from schools large and small perform in front of an audience to build their performance experience. Our adjudicators and clinicians are world-class professional musicians, university professors and educators that share their expertise with each group during a 30-minute clinic following its performance.  


Clinics & Master Classes

Brass Technique Clinic - Tom Garling

Saxophone Technique Clinic - Pete Mills

Rhythm Section Clinic - Larry Gray, Joan Hickey, Joel Spencer

Special Lecture/Clinic with Rajiv Halim and bandmates

Noontime Concert

The Brian Gephart Group

Evening Concert

The Rajiv Halim Quintet

2020 Clinics and Workshops 

2020 Festival Adjudicators 


Director Forms:

Equipment Needs/Meal Form (complete online)

Repertoire Form (complete online)

Stage Plot Form (complete and email back)

Final Director Mailer (Coming Soon)