Welcome to the ETHS Jazz Festival Page! Thanks to all that attended our festival on February 11th, 2017! See below for the recap!



Featured Guest Artist:
Dizzy Gillespie All Stars
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017
Evanston Township High School -1600 Dodge Avenue Evanston, IL













For evening tickets, featuring the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, please click on this link: https://www.showclix.com/event/eths-2017-jazz-festival3815216

To register a band to perform at the festival during the daytime please click on this link: https://announcements.wufoo.com/forms/evanston-township-high-school-jazz-festival/






About the festival

Each February ETHS is home to a non-competitive, all-day jazz immersion event. Established in 2004, The Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival annually hosts nearly 50 middle and high school jazz groups from around the region. Students of all levels are inspired by professional musicians and enlightened by clinics, lectures and master classes that encourage students to take their playing to the next level. This educational and cultural jazz festival has earned its distinction by providing the opportunity to showcase local, national and international artists. It is the mission of the Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival to provide an important supplement to the students’ pursuit of jazz by highlighting the enduring elements and important innovations of this distinctly American music. The event includes a noontime concert with the Bob Lark Alumni Band. The evening concert (7pm) opens with the ETHS Jazz Ensemble, followed by our featured guest artist, the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars!

Festival Events

Student Performances

Jazz ensembles from schools large and small perform in front of an audience to build their performance experience. Our adjudicators and clinicians are world-class professional musicians, university professors and educators that share their expertise with each group during a 30-minute clinic following its performance.

Master Classes/Clinics

  • Brass Technique Clinic: Audrey Morrison
  • Saxophone Technique Clinic: Chris Madsen
  • Rhythm Section Clinic: Joel Spencer, Joan Hickey, Larry Gray
  • Noontime Concert: Bob Lark Alumni Band
  • Special Lecture/Clinic with John Lee and the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars

Evening Concert

We are thrilled to feature the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars at our evening concert as we celebrate the centennial of Dizzy Gillespie’s birth in 2017! The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. in the ETHS main auditorium with a set from ETHS’s own Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dave Seifert, followed by an evening of great music from the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children, students with I.D., and seniors. All proceeds from tickets sales go towards the expenses of the ETHS Jazz Fest that provides fantastic music opportunities for ETHS students and others. To purchase tickets please follow this link: https://www.showclix.com/event/eths-2017-jazz-festival3815216

For more information on the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, please visit www.dizzygillespie.org



Donation Information

Platinum Sponsor: For a donation of $500 or more, you will receive four complimentary, reserved seat tickets to the 7:00pm concert featuring the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, a Friends of ETHS Jazz Gift Bag, and your name will appear as a Platinum Sponsor on the Jazz Website.

Gold Sponsor: For a donation of $250 or more, you will receive three complimentary, reserved seat tickets to the 7:00pm concert featuring the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, a Friends of ETHS Jazz Gift Bag, and your name will also appear as a Gold Sponsor on the Jazz Website.

Silver Sponsor: For a donation of $100 or more, you will receive two complimentary, reserved seat tickets to the 7:00pm concert featuring the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars and your name will also appear as a Silver Sponsor on the Jazz Website.

Bronze Sponsor: For a donation of up to $100 your name will appear as a Bronze Sponsor on the Jazz Website.

Click here for more information and to print out a donation form:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h78bo2a2t4xszi7/Donation-Pledge%20of%20Financial%20Support%20Form%202017.docx?dl=0


Thank you to our Donors from the Jazz Fest:

Gold Sponsor: Jonathan Viner

Silver Sponsor: Campgnola Restaurant

Bronze Sponsor: Strauss-Brown Family, Porter Family, Krupkin Family, Lequar Family, Janet Notz
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Our Media Sponsor

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Chicago's Home for Jazz, please visit them online at: http://wdcb.org/