Important Details

2019 Festival Dates: 2/22 - 2/23

Location: Washington Hall

Parking Details Below!

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. Join us in celebrating a festival of America's original art form in this truly unique campus event.

CJF is in a period of transition this year, with the majority of the operations being transferred to the Notre Dame Band. Please visit their website for more information about this year’s event.

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Free public parking is available in the B2 Library lot, just east of the "Touchdown Jesus" Hesburgh Library. Walk straight west from there to Washington Hall on Friday and Saturday night.

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.