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 19, 2019

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
  • Professional musicians will perform during lunchtime and prior to the awards ceremony
  • Awards Ceremony: 7:15 pm in the GBS Auditorium

Jazz Fest has a long history of showcasing some of Illinois’ finest Junior High and Senior High Jazz ensembles. Over 70 groups will be performing throughout the day. Our featured evening guest ensemble will be Paul Wertico and Friends. During the Jazz Fest hours, each registered jazz ensemble or combo is scheduled into a private clinic given by an adjudicator immediately following their performance.

Concessions/Tee Shirts The Jazz Café and Bake Sale, located in the cafeteria across from the auditorium, will be selling food all day. 2019 North Shore Jazz Fest insignia tee shirts will be available for purchase at various locations throughout the event. (Cash only please)

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 whole day’s festivities for one fee. Tickets can be purchased at the door to any of the performance venues. (Cash only at most venues, credit cards will be accepted by the Auditorium)

The North Shore Jazz Fest is a collaborative effort of so 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 you joining us for our 42nd year and furthering a lifelong love of Jazz amongst these wonderful young musicians.