2023 Collegiate Jazz Festival

Featuring Kendrick Oliver and the New Life Jazz Orchestra
Notre Dame’s 65th annual Collegiate Jazz Festival will be held 
Friday & Saturday, February 24-25, 2023
The CJF Schedule

Jazz Festival Day 1

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 7:00PM
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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
7:00PM - University of Notre Dame Jazz Band 1
7:45PM - Indiana University South Bend Jazz Ensemble
8:30PM - Roosevelt University Large Jazz Ensemble

9:15PM - **Special Event: Clinic by Kendrick New Life Jazz Orchestra (Clinician Info)

Jazz Festival Day 2

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 1:00PM
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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
1:00PM - Alma College Percussion Ensemble
1:45PM - 
Notre Dame New Orleans Brass Band
2:30PM - Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra II
3:15PM - 
Columbia College Fusion Ensemble

Headline Event!
Saturday Night, February 25, 2023 - 7:30PM
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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
7:30PM - Kendrick Oliver and the New Life Jazz Orchestra (MORE INFO)

The CJF Clinicians (Clinician Info)

5 professional clinicians will evaluate the participating college jazz ensembles. The clinicians are all members of the New Life Jazz Orchestra. These five world-class musicians are:


Julius Tolentino, alto saxophone

Jimmy Greene, tenor sax

Jason Anderson, tenor sax

Adam Rapa, trumpet
• Andre Hayward, trombone


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 2023 for CJF’s 65th year.
For questions regarding CFJ, please contact: 
Professor Larry Dwyer (ldwyer@nd.edu) or Mr. Matt Merten (MMerten@nd.edu

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