2019 Collegiate Jazz Festival

With performances from college jazz ensembles from across the United States, as well as a "Judges Jam" featuring renowned Saturday Night Live trombonist Steve Turre! 

2019 CJF Information:

Registration Form
2019 CJF Judges 
2019 CJF Schedule of Events 

Important Details

Preview Night: Thursday, 2/21 (Dhanke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center)
2019 Festival Dates: Friday, 2/22 and Saturday, 2/23
Location: Washington Hall, University of Notre Dame Campus 
Ticket and Parking information below.


The Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival is the oldest and most prestigious jazz festival in the nation with a rich history of great collegiate bands, and a long line of incredible judges. The event brings together collegiate bands from across the nation to perform in a noncompetitive setting. A group of world-class, professional jazz musicians judge the college bands and top off the evening with the famous “Judges’ Jam” performance. It is our honor to host so many worthy bands and judges once again this upcoming spring. Join us in celebrating a festival of America's original art form in this truly unique campus event.

For questions regarding CFJ, please contact: Professor Larry Dwyer (ldwyer@nd.edu) or Mr. Matt Merten (MMerten@nd.edu)


Tickets will be available at the LaFortune Student Center Box Office.

The festival is FREE to all ND/SMC/HCC students with valid identification!

Tickets will also be available at the door. For non-students, the prices will be $5 for one night, or $8 for both nights! 


Free public parking is available in the B2 Library lot, just east of the "Touchdown Jesus" Hesburgh Library Walk straight west form there to Washington Hall on Friday and Saturday night. The Saturday afternoon clinic in the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall is immediately south of the B2 Library lot. 

Accessible parking is available in lot A15 for those with limited mobility. Ask the guard at the Main Gate (Holy Cross Drive, just west of Notre Dame Avenue) for directions.



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