About Jazz Fest


Showcasing some of the finest young jazz musicians and guest performers—be a part of this fun day, whether you are participating as a performer or just coming to enjoy the 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

  • Jazz Fest 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 some of Illinois’ finest Junior and Senior High Jazz ensembles.  Schools will perform throughout the day and, after each session, will join an adjudicator for a private clinic.   Results of the competition will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, following an evening concert by a 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. We offer a $30 family package, which entitles an entire family to attend the entire day’s festivities for one fee.  Purchase tickets at the door to any of the performance venues.

Concessions/T-Shirts The Jazz Café and Bake Sale, located in the cafeteria across from the auditorium, will be selling food all 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.