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Northwest Florida Jazz Festival

2024 - 3rd Annual NWFL JazzFest 

Friday April 26th, 2024  /  Pace Assembly (Pace, FL)


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Featuring Middle School, High School & Collegiate Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles and Combos of ANY size/level are invited to participate in our 3rd Annual event!  We strive to provide a positive performance experience for your students at ALL ability levels!

Directors: You do NOT need to have a "FULL" Jazz Band to participate in our festival!  Missing part of your rhythm section? No trumpets? Only two saxes? No Problem!


2023 Participating Ensembles & Combos

  • Booker T. Washington HS Jazz Ensemble - 10:20am

  • Pensacola HS Jazz Combo - 11:00am

  • Escambia HS Jazz Ensemble - 11:40am

  • Hobbs MS Jazz Ensemble - 12:20pm

  • Marianna HS Jazz Ensemble - 1:00pm

  • Pace HS Jazz Ensemble 2 - 1:40pm

  • University of West Florida Jazz Ensemble & Combo - 2:20pm

  • J.M. Tate Senior HS Jazz Ensemble - 3:20pm

  • Deane Bozeman School Jazz Ensemble - 4:00pm

  • Milton HS Jazz Combo - 4:40pm

  • Gulf Breeze HS Jazz Ensemble - 5:20pm

  • Pace HS Jazz Ensemble 1 - 6:00pm

  • Awards Ceremony - 6:30pm


All Jazz Ensembles and Combos will have 20 minutes to play any style and number of songs to best demonstrate the abilities of the ensemble.  Groups will be given written and recorded feedback on their selections.  After their performance, a 15-minute clinic will occur with the clinicians! 

All combos/ensembles will be presented with an award for their participation in the Northwest Florida Jazz Festival.  Additional awards will be presented for Outstanding Musicians, Soloists, Vocalists, Sections & Overall Performances for both Middle School & High School Combos & Jazz Ensembles.

Merchandise, College Booths, Music Vendors & Food Vendors will be available at the 2024 Northwest Florida Jazz Festival!

2023 Clinicians/Adjudicators

  • J.B. Scott - Jacksonville, FL

  • Clyde Connor - Gainesville, FL

  • Lisa Kelly - Jacksonville, FL


Clinicians Bios Here

Questions? Please email Phillip Michanowicz

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