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Attend the 17th Annual ETHS Jazz Festival on February 15

January 24, 2020  2:00pm CT


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The 2020 Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival will be held Saturday, February 15, in the school auditorium. The evening concert (7:00pm) opens with the ETHS Jazz Ensemble followed by featured guest, the Rajiv Halim Quintet. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children, students with ID and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 847-424-7848.


The midday concert (12:00pm) will feature the Brian Gephart Group. Jazz ensembles from schools large and small will be performing throughout the day to build their performance experience, sharpen their skills and showcase their jazz talent nurtured by area music programs. Each group will participate in a half-hour clinic following their performance.


All proceeds will benefit jazz education at ETHS. Students will work with adjudicators and clinicians who range from university professors and educators to world-renowned professional musicians. Masterclasses and clinics will include brass technique, saxophone technique, and rhythm section. School groups can find registration details and information at:


About the ETHS Jazz Festival


Each February, Evanston Township High School is home to this non-competitive, all-day jazz immersion event. Established in 2004, the ETHS Jazz Festival annually hosts nearly 50 middle and high school jazz groups from around the region. Students of all levels are inspired by professional musicians and enlightened by clinics, lectures and masterclasses that encourage students to take their playing to the next level. This educational and cultural jazz festival has earned its distinction by providing the opportunity to showcase local, national and international artists. It is the mission of the ETHS Jazz Festival to provide an important supplement to the students’ pursuits of jazz by highlighting the enduring elements and important innovations of this distinctly American music.

Accessible seating is available in the ETHS auditorium, located at 1600 Dodge Avenue. Parking is recommended in the front lot directly across from the main entrance on Dodge Avenue. Additional parking is available at the rear of the school (from Wildkit Drive, off of Church or Lake Streets). For more information, contact the ETHS Fine Arts Office at 847-424-7130.