Berklee College of Music's Annual High School Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesMassachusetts
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Festival Contact Information

Berklee College of Music's Annual High School Jazz Festival
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215 USA
Phone: +01 617 266-1400

Festival Description

The Berklee College of Music hosts its Annual High School Jazz Festival in Boston, Massachusetts at the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston. High School students participate in the annual event — the largest of its kind in the United States. Big bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles perform and compete throughout the day. A panel of Berklee’s faculty adjudicates the participating ensembles — the highest ranked ensembles are given the opportunity to attend Berklee’s Five Week Summer Performance Program. Festival programming also includes performances by Berklee faculty, tours of Berklee’s campus, jam sessions, and more.

Festival Dates March 10, 2012
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Festival Story:

Berklee College of Music is the proud recipient of a Jazz.NEXT grant to utilize new online technologies to extend the reach of the annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival to a year-round, interactive, web-based “cyber association” of high school jazz instructors and students. Jazz.NEXT support is enabling the development of a new open-source interactive website – – featuring online access to student/faculty rehearsal clinics, performance and instructional webcasts and artist/instructor profiles, and streaming of festival performances, among other content. Please visit to read our blog and sign up for the HSJF newsletter.


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