And the 2018 Winners are…

Auditorium/Stage Grand Champion 1. Naperville North Jazz Ensemble Auditorium: H.S. Jazz Ensembles Class AA 3. William Fremd Jazz Ensemble 2. Wheeling Jazz Band I 1. Naperville North Jazz Ensemble Auditorium: H.S. Jazz Ensembles Class A 3. Carmel Catholic Jazz Ensemble 2. Grayslake Central Jazz Band 1. Tinley Park Honors Jazz Ensemble Auditorium: Soloist Medals 1. Megan Dougherty, Tinley Park: Vocalist 2. Jimmy Glenson, Oswego East: Baritone Saxophone 3. Amy Perez-Brennan, Wheeling: Drums 4. Matt Hendricks, Tinley Park: Alto Saxophone Auditorium: Scholarships & Awards Birch Creek Performance Center –partial tuition scholarship Brandon Jaimes, Schaumburg: Trombone Roosevelt University–full 4-year tuition scholarship Garrett Frees, Naperville North: Tenor Saxophone Cafeteria: Jazz I Ensembles Class A 2. Belvidere Jazz Ensemble 1. Williamsville Jazz Band Cafeteria: Jazz I Ensembles Class AA 1. Buffalo Grove Jazz Ensemble Cafeteria: H.S. Jazz Ensembles II Class AA 2.William Fremd Jazz Lab Band (tied) 2. Oswego Blue Jazz Ensemble II (tied) 1. Warren Township Jazz Lab Blue Cafeteria: Soloist Medals 1. Andy Kies, Palatine: Guitar 2. Kyle Bacharn, Oswego Blue: Trombone 3. Abby Svec, William Fremd: Piano 4. Noah Schuning, West Chicago: Tenor Saxophone Cafeteria: Scholarships & Awards Shell Lakes Arts Center–5 partial tuition scholarships 1. Drums: Tommy Sagins, Williamsville 2. Bass: Jenna McCarty, Williamsville 3. Piano: Cameron Oberecht, Buffalo Grove 4. Trombone: Isabella Lang, Williamsville 5. Guitar: Kenneth Olzewski, Warren Township Gold Midwest Young Artists–1 partial scholarship Ariette Kaberlein, William Fremd: Alto Saxophone Orchestra: H.S. Jazz Combo Class AA 3. Wheeling Jazz Combo 2. William Fremd Jazz Combo 1. Naperville North Jazz Combo Orchestra: H. S. Jazz Combo Class A 2. Marmion Rosary Jazz Combo 1. Carmel Catholic Jazz... read more

Buy Tickets Online

Buy Tickets Now! New for 2018, we are offering attendees the opportunity to purchase tickets for the North Shore Jazz Fest ahead of time. You can purchase general admission tickets and family packages using the fields below to complete you order. You can pick up your tickets/wristbands at our “Will Call” kiosk outside of the Auditorium. Please bring a copy of your receipt. Ticket Type Single Tickets $10.00 USDFamily Package $25.00 USD Name for Will Call: All sales are... read more

Eric Schneider to perform with MYA

Due to unforeseen circumstances, John Wojciechowski is no longer able to perform with CYA at Jazz Fest. Saxophonist Eric Schneider will be performing instead and we are thrilled to welcome him to our Auditorium stage! Meet... read more

2017 NSJF Performance Schedule

The 2017 North Shore Jazz Festival performance schedule is now available. Plan your day around your favorite band performances! Don’t miss our great featured performers: John Wojciechowski and MYA at noon, the 2016 Grand Champions: Champaign Central Jazz Ensemble at 6:10, and Bryan Carter and the Young Swangers featuring Dan Chmielinski immediately after that. This scheduled is subject to change so please be sure to check back a few days prior to the event. See you soon! View Performance... read more

North Shore Jazz Fest 2017

The 40th Annual North Shore Jazz Fest date has been announced. Mark your calendars for January 21st, 2017 and join us for North Jazz Fest 2017! read more

And the Winners Are…

Auditorium/Stage   2016 Grand Champion: Champaign Central Jazz Ensemble Last Year’s 2015 Grand Champion- Wheeling Jazz Band  Jazz Fest Artist Stephen Sholty, 2016 Auditorium: H.S. Jazz Ensembles Class AA: 137- Libertyville Jazz Ensemble I 136- Buffalo Grove Jazz Band I Tie: 131- Prospect Jazz Ensemble I & Rolling Meadows Jazz Ensemble I Auditorium: H.S. Jazz Ensembles Class A: 143- Champaign Central Jazz Ensemble 114- Shawano Jazz I 102- Glenbard South Jazz Band I Cafeteria: H.S. Jazz Ensembles II Class AA: Tie: 129- Fremd Jazz Lab Band & Wheeling Jazz Band 2 Libertyville Jazz Ensemble II Oswego Blue Jazz 2 Cafeteria: H.S. Jazz Ensembles II Class A: 138- Champaign Central Stage Band Shawano Jazz II Champaign Central Lab Band Orchestra: H.S. Jazz Combo Class AA: 141- Wheeling Jazz Combo Tie: 139: Warren Township Jazz Combo & Libertyville Jazz Combo 136- Prospect Jazz Combo Orchestra: H.S. Jazz Combo Class A: 145.5- Champaign Central Combo I 139- Marmion Jazz Combo 131- Champaign Central Combo 2 Lyceum: Junior High Ensemble I: 145- Cooper Jazz Band I Tie: 144- Old Quarry Jazz Band & Walter R. Sundling Jazz Band Holmes Jazz Ensemble Lyceum: Junior High Ensemble II: 136- Cooper Jazz Band II 129- Holmes Jazz Band 127- Highland Jazz II Soloist Medals Max Hubbard- Champaign Central- Alto Suchet Kumar- Fremd- Guitar Liam Hurley- Lake Zurich- Vibes Bella Petkus- Old Quarry M.S.- Vocalist JoAnn Montas- Highland I- Trombone Anthony Cruz- Holmes I- Alto Maya Haubrech- Grayslake- Alto Sax Rodrigo Vargos- Parkland- Euphonium Brandon James- Schaumburg- Trombone Glovanni Diaz- Warren- Drummer Naomi- Richards H.S.- Bass Brandon Monsen- Buffalo Grove Alex F.- Sunset Ridge- Bass Wheeling- Soprano Sax... read more