Press Release: For immediate release: Registration for National Jazz Festival is now open:
1st Annual National Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia!
The National Jazz Festival will feature instrumental ensembles, vocal ensembles, individual vocalists, and pianists performing and competing in various categories and divisions. We anticipate approximately 150 schools to participate in this inaugural event. At this point (Monday, September 30th), registration has been open for 1 week and we already have 50 schools from 9 States/Territories fully registered to attend this February! We formally invite you to join us in Philadelphia!
About The National Jazz Festival:
The National Jazz Festival was created by instrumental and vocal jazz directors, caring parents, and supportive jazz musicians in an effort to fill a void and lack of a major national jazz festival with an educational philosophy. Upon the cancellation of other festivals, the National Jazz Festival team saw a need to create an event that allows thousands of students to continue to share their talents and hard work with their peers from around the country.
What the National Jazz Festival has to offer:
(visit www.nationaljazzfestival.org/events for detailed information.
Instrumental Large Ensemble & Small Ensemble Categories
Vocal Large Ensemble, Small Ensemble, & A Cappella Categories
“Pop-Cappella” Category for your pop-based a cappella groups
Solo Jazz Vocal Category
Solo Jazz Piano Category
Middle School Invitational category (10 Ensembles Only)
Jazz Educator Award
The NJF LOVE Award for Students for community service/activism.
An optional “Welcome Event” on Friday, February 14th
An optional “After Party Jazz Session” on Saturday, February 15th
Official registration is open now through November 31st. Schools and ensembles will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. We hope that you can attend the National Jazz Festival this February! If you have any questions or desire more information, please email us anytime at:
You can also visit our site at: www.nationaljazzfestival.org