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2021 Northwest Jazz Festival (Virtual)

Northwest Missouri State University is proud to invite middle school and high school jazz ensembles and combos to the Virtual Northwest Jazz Festival on Friday, February 19, 2021. We are pleased to present a 12:00 performance by the Northwest Jazz Ensemble and a 1:00 p.m. master class. Adjudicators and guest artist(s) to be named at a later date. Each ensemble will submit a video on Monday, February 15, then adjudicators will complete evaluation forms and offer a video response to directors by Thursday evening, to be shared with students the next day.

Because this year’s festival is non-competitive (no trophies or medals), the cost has been reduced. Cost is $175 for jazz ensembles and $125 for jazz combos (up to nine performers). Please register online below. We have limited space for performing groups, so early registrants will be guaranteed a spot.


Dr. William S. Richardson
Professor of Music | Director, Northwest Jazz Festival | 660.562.1316 (office)




Registration for the 2021 Jazz Festival is closed.