Tri-C JazzFest Education

Educational Programs


Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is one of America’s first educational jazz festivals and has grown into the region’s premier center for jazz education. The College is committed to presenting students of all ages with a wealth of opportunities to learn from world-class artists at master classes throughout the year and during Tri-C DownBeat Jazz Education Days in the spring.


Vocal Jazz Day

Gold CompanyTri-C Vocal Jazz Day takes place annually at Tri-C's Metro Campus where more than 100 students participate in adjudicated performances and workshops. The event supports the educational mission of Tri-C JazzFest to present opportunities to learn from world-class artists. Click here for a recap of 2020.

DownBeat Jazz Education Days

education days photoTri-C DownBeat Jazz Education Days is an annual festival that takes place at various participating Northeast Ohio high schools. More than 300 students typically participate in adjudicated performances and workshops with national artists. Next year's festival will take place April 26-27, 2022. Learn more and register.

Tri-C JazzFest Academy

JazzFest CampTri-C's JazzFest Academy gives students the opportunity to develop their skills and perform in both large and small ensembles, through rehearsals that focus on music history, theory and improvisation. The programs typically run 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays from during the spring and fall semesters at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts. Spring registration is open, running Jan. 8-May 14, 2022. Click here for more info and to sign up.