About ETHS Jazz Fest

Established in 2004 as a non-competitive, all-day jazz immersion event, the Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival hosts nearly 50 middle and high school jazz groups from around the region.  Students of all levels are inspired by professional musicians, enlightened by our clinics, lectures, and master classes, and encouraged 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 Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival to provide an important supplement to the students’ pursuit of jazz by highlighting the enduring elements and important innovations of this distinctly American music.

About Ethan Philion's Meditations on Mingus

We are thrilled to feature Ethan Philion and his ten bandmates as they present their production of Mediations on Mingus at our evening concert! The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. in the ETHS main auditorium with a set from ETHS’s own Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Bufis, followed by an evening of great music from Ethan Philion and his dectet. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children, students with I.D., and seniors. All seats are reserved. All proceeds from tickets sales go toward enhancing the Jazz program at ETHS and will provide more fantastic music opportunities to ETHS students!