Collin College Jazz Festival

March 24-25, 2023

Established in 1993, the Collin Jazz Festival features performances by middle school and high school jazz bands from across the region, as well as evening concerts featuring Collin College jazz students and faculty. Each participating ensemble will receive an on-stage clinic with one of our adjudicators immediately following their performance. Our festival is designed as an educational festival, so while we do not give 1st-2nd-3rd place trophies or UIL-style ratings, we do recognize outstanding bands with plaques and outstanding performer certificates will be awarded to deserving students.  Each year, a special featured guest artist is invited to perform and teach at the festival. This year's Festival features world-renowned jazz trumpeter Sean Jones.

Friday, March 24
Opening Concert featuring Sean Jones with Collin Jazz Faculty and Jazz Combos, 7 p.m., John Anthony Theatre


Saturday, March 25
Participating school ensemble performances and clinics, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., John Anthony Theatre and other campus venues


Saturday, March 25
Sean Jones Masterclass, 1 p.m., John Anthony Theatre


Saturday, March 25 
Awards Concert featuring Sean Jones with Collin Jazz Lab Band and Jazztet, 7 p.m., John Anthony Theatre

Note: evening concerts are FREE to attend but tickets must be reserved through the UniversityTickets portal. 


Registration fee is $225 per band.
Registration is complete after completed form and payment have been received.
Cancellations prior to March 1 will receive a full refund.
After March 1, no further registration refunds will be made.​


Please contact Jazz Festival director Kevin McNerney for further information.


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