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...

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...

And the 2017 Winners are…

Congratulations to the 2017 Jazz Fest Award Winners! 2017 Grand Champion: Prospect Jazz Ensemble I High School Jazz Ensembles Class AA 3. Naperville North Jazz Ensemble 2. Mundelein Jazz Ensemble 1. Prospect Jazz Ensemble I High School Jazz Ensembles Class A 3. Carmel Catholic Jazz Band 2. Lewistown Jazz Ensemble 1. Tinley Park Honors Jazz Ensemble High School Jazz Ensembles II Class AA 3. TIE: Prospect Jazz Ensemble II & Warren Township Jazz Lab Band 2. Naperville North Jazz Band 1. Mundelein Jazz Orchestra High School Jazz Ensembles II Class A 3. Antioch Community Jazz Ensemble II 2. Champaign Central Lab Band 1. Champaign Central Stage Band High School Jazz Ensembles 1. Wheeling Jazz Band I High School Jazz Combo Class AA 3. Conant Jazz Combo 2. Prospect Jazz Combo 1. TIE: Fremd Jazz Combo & Naperville North Jazz Combo High School Jazz Combo Class A 3. Champaign Central Combo II 2. Carmel Catholic Jazz Combo 1. Champaign Central Combo I Junior High Ensemble I 3. Old Quarry Jazz Band 2. Cooper Jazz Band I 1. Holmes Jazz Ensemble Junior High Ensemble II 2. Holmes Jazz Band 1. Cooper Jazz Band II Soloist Medals Kevin Branner, Naperville North, Tenor Alex F, Champaign Central, Bass Janelle Finton, Buffalo Grove, Trumpet James Hix, Batavia, Drums Max Hubbard, Champaign Central, Alto John Kim, Fremd, Alto Nicole Koutun, Holmes, Piano Kayla Cutler, Buffalo Grove, Trombone Adam Manaster, Champaign Central Connor Mannebada, Warren Township, Piano Johan Montag, Highland Garret Munz, Mundelein, Alto Andrea Moreno, Wheeling, Alto Eunice Park, Holmes, Piano Anabel Perez-Brennan, Holmes, Drums Jacob Cushman, Fremd Combo, Drums Birch Creek Music Performance Center...

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...

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...

Mark Your Calendars for January 21st!

Mark your calendars for January 21st, 2017 for this incredible event. Jazz Fest’s first performances will begin at 7:50. The venue doors open at 7:30 but the Jazz Café opens at 7:00 AM so be sure to stop there first for a cup of something warm and a tasty treat to start your day. Tickets are available at the entrance to each of our 4 performance venues (cash only please): just $10 for adults, $5 for kids and seniors, or buy a family package (2 adults, 2 kids) for $25. Your ticket purchase will get you into all performance venues throughout the day, including our guest performance at Noon and our evening guest performance around 6:30...