Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Place: Terry Concert Hall on the campus of Jacksonville University. 

Address: 2800 University Blvd N., Jacksonville FL 32211



  • The JU Jazz Festival will be an adjudicated non-competitive event with ratings for each band, and awards for best soloists in various categories.

  • Each performing group is allotted a 30 minute performance slot. This time includes set-up and break-down. Band are welcome to perform as many selections as they like during their allotted time.

  • Each band will receive a 30 minute clinic immediately after your performance.

  • Performance spots are limited, please register early to ensure your bands performance time. Entry fee is $150.00 per group.

  • Professional sound and back line (amps, drums, piano) will be provided.

  • We are currently limiting each school to 2 performing groups. Additional groups will be added if space is available.

  • Food trucks and vendors will be on location throughout the event.



Joel Griffin - Director of Jazz Studies - Evangel University - Springfield, MO

Nicholas Urie - Composer/Arranger - Assistant Professor of Harmony - Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA

Matt Vance - Woodwind Specialist - Buffet Crampon USA - Jacksonville, FL



For more information please contact: 

John Ricci - Director of Jazz Studies

(904) 256-7457

Chris Creswell - Director of JU Jazz Orchestra

(904) 256-7399