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 The Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Bobby Broom

We are thrilled to feature The Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Guitar Soloist Bobby Broom at the 20th Annual ETHS Jazz Fest! 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 The Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Guitar Soloist Bobby Broom. 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!

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra is Chicago’s oldest continuously operating professional jazz orchestra. Founded in 1978 by Jeff Lindberg and the late Steve Jensen, the Jazz Members Big Band became the Chicago Jazz Orchestra Association in 1999. Jeff Lindberg represents a new breed of American conductors, equally adept with the literatures of the American jazz orchestra and the European symphony orchestra. Lindberg's vision and leadership, coupled with his skills as a transcriptionist, place the Chicago Jazz Orchestra at the forefront of American jazz for the 21st century.