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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.


Tri-C DownBeat Jazz Education Days

education days photoEducation 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. This year's festival will take place during Jazz Appreciation Month April 26-27.

Tri-C JazzFest Academy

JazzFest CampThe 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 classes are running Jan. 8-May 14. 

Registration for the JazzFest Academy Summer Camp is now open with classes running June 13-24. This two-week performance-based camp led by international jazz artist Dominick Farinacci incorporates jazz, blues, gospel, R&B and hip-hop. Jazz is used as a foundation to help students sharpen their performance, recording and production skills. Camp ends with a final performance presented at Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland June 25.

Watch March 6, 2022 Master Class with The Jazz Gallery All-Stars

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