Tighten the strings, find the drumsticks, and clean out the brass! It's time to get ready for Notre Dame's 59th Annual CJF!

Important Details

2017 Festival Dates: 2/24 - 2/25

Location: Washington Hall

Tickets and Parking Details Below!

Event Schedule

Saturday night (2/25) at Washington Hall

2:00 p.m. - Judges' Clinic (open and free to the public)

7:00 p.m. - Alma College Percussion Ensemble (30 min. set)

7:45 p.m. - University of Illinois Latin Jazz Ensemble (30 min. set)

8:30 p.m. - Columbia College Fusion Ensemble (30 min. set)

9:15 p.m. - University of Illinois Jazz Combo (30 min. set)

10:00 p.m. - Notre Dame New Orleans Brass Band (30 min. set)

Friday night (2/24) at Washington Hall

7:00 p.m. - Notre Dame Jazz Band 1 (30 min. set)

7:45 p.m. - University of Alabama Jazz Ensemble (30 min. set)

8:30 p.m. - Roosevelt University Big Band (30 min. set)

9:15 p.m. - Western Michigan University Big Band (30 min. set)

10:00 p.m. - Judges’ Jam (1 hour set)

 

The University of Notre Dame's 59th Annual Collegiate Jazz Festival: February 24-25, 2017

 

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:

Joseph Ghirardo at jghirard@nd.edu, or SUB at sub@nd.edu


Parking

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.

Tickets

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

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