2024 Collegiate Jazz Festival

Featuring the Emmet Cohen Quintet

Notre Dame’s 66th annual Collegiate Jazz Festival
Friday & Saturday, February 23-24, 2024

The CJF Schedule

Jazz Festival Day 1

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 7:00PM
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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
7:00PM - Roosevelt University Large Jazz Ensemble
7:40PM - Indiana University South Bend Jazz Ensemble
8:20PM - Western Michigan Jazz Orchestra

9:00PM - Temple University Jazz Band
9:45PM - Special Event: Emmet Cohen Quintet Clinic (Clinician Info)

Jazz Festival Day 2

Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 1:00PM
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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
1:00PM - Notre Dame Jazz Band 1
1:40PM - Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra
2:20PM - Notre Dame's New Orleans Brass Band
3:00PM - 
Columbia College Fusion Ensemble

Headline Event!
Saturday Night, February 24, 2024 - 7:30PM
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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
7:30PM - Emmet Cohen Quintet Concert (MORE INFO)

The CJF Clinicians (Clinician Info)

5 professional clinicians will evaluate the participating college jazz ensembles. These five world-class musicians are:


Emmet Cohen, piano

Ruben Fox, saxophone

Bruce Harris, trumpet

Philip Norris, bass
• Joe Farnsworth, drums


About CJF
Notre Dame’s Collegiate Jazz Festival began in 1959 and is the oldest and most prestigious college jazz festival in the nation with a rich history of great collegiate bands, and a long line of incredible clinicians. The event brings together collegiate bands from across the nation to perform in a non-competitive setting. A group of world-class, professional jazz musicians provide helpful comments to the college bands and top off the evening with an amazing concert at Debartolo Performing Arts Center on the Notre Dame campus. It is our honor to host these excellent bands and clinicians once again in 2024 for CJF’s 66th year.
For questions regarding CFJ, please contact: 
Professor Larry Dwyer (ldwyer@nd.edu) or Mr. Matt Merten (MMerten@nd.edu

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