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.