Congratulations to Oswego High School, the 2020 Grand Champion!

Please join us in congratulating the Oswego High School Jazz Ensemble — the 2020 North Shore Jazz Fest Grand Champion.

We look forward to the OHS Jazz Ensemble’s performance next year as our Honor Band in 2021.  Along with more bands and some outstanding guest artists, we’ll be rolling out an electronic score tabulation system, innovative controls for auditing adjudicator sheets and automated reporting of results.

See you next Saturday, January 16 for our 44th Annual Northshore Jazz Fest!

And the Winners are….

2020 North Shore Jazz Fest Grand Champions

Oswego High School Jazz Ensemble I

Performance Venue Winners

Auditorium: High School Ensembles (Class AA)

      1. Oswego High School Jazz Ensemble I
      2. Warren Township High School Jazz Ensemble I
      3. Naperville North Jazz Ensemble

Auditorium: High School Ensembles (Class A)

      1. Grayslake Central High School Jazz Band
      2. Marmion Rosary Jazz Band
      3. Glenbard South High School Jazz Band I

East Cafeteria: High School Ensembles I

      1. Hoffman Estates High School Jazz Ensemble
      2. Belvidere High School Jazz Ensemble
      3. Rockford Christian High School Jazz Band

East Cafeteria: High School Ensembles II

      1. Oswego East Jazz Band
      2. Fremd High School Jazz Lab Band
      3. Oswego High School Orange Jazz

Orchestra Room: High School Jazz Combo (Class AA)

      1. Naperville North Jazz Combo
      2. Wheeling High School Jazz Combo
      3. Oswego High School Jazz Combo

Orchestra Room: High School Jazz Combo (Class A)

      1. Carmel Catholic Jazz Combo
      2. Marmion Rosary Jazz Combo

Lyceum: Junior High Ensemble

      1. Old Quarry Middle School Jazz Band
      2. Cooper Middle School Jazz Band
      3. Highland Middle School Jazz Band

Location & Map

Glenbrook South High School

4000 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL


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About Jazz Fest

Showcasing some of the finest young jazz musicians and guest performers.  We look forward to everyone being a part of this fun day, whether you’re preforming or coming to enjoy great music.

40th Annual Jazz FestDate: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Location: Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois
4000 West Lake Avenue, Glenview IL 60026

    • Hours: 7:45 am to 8:00 pm
    • Over 70 band performances throughout the day.
    • Lunchtime and evening concerts on the Auditorium stage by professional musicians.

Jazz Fest has a long history of showcasing Illinois’ jazz ensembles.  Bands perform throughout the day and, after each session, join an adjudicator for a private clinic.   Results of the competition will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, following an evening concert by  professional musicians.  Check our site regularly for the latest news on participating bands and guest performers.

Admission: $12 per adult and $8 per senior citizen or child under 12. A $30 family package enables the whole family to attend for one low fee.  Purchase tickets at the door to any performance venue.

Concessions/T-Shirts: The Jazz Café and Bake Sale is located in the main cafeteria and will be selling food throughout the day. T-shirts celebrating the 2020 North Shore Jazz Fest and all participating bands will be available for purchase near the Auditorium entrance.

The North Shore Jazz Fest is a collaborative effort of many generous businesses and individuals in our community. We are forever grateful to the parents of our band students who are the heart and soul of this event. We look forward to seeing you for our 43rd year and furthering a lifelong love of Jazz among these wonderful young musicians.