Attend the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

February 17th, 2020 by

There’s still time to get tickets and make plans to attend the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. The festival, which takes place at Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, begins on Thursday, Feb. 20 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 23. The Elmhurst College Jazz Festival is held annually and showcases some of America’s best college jazz ensembles. Each college jazz band is critiqued by some of the biggest names in professional jazz, followed by a performance by the pros, including The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Bobby Floyd and many others. We’re sure this will be an event to remember, so all of us at Elmhurst Toyota encourage you to check out one or all of the performances.

Elmhurst College Jazz FestivalThe Elmhurst College Jazz Festival is an excellent opportunity for college jazz ensembles to get tips from the leading professional jazz musicians, while providing audiences a chance to check out the college jazz bands and the pros.

The roots of the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival go back to 1968, with the establishment of the American College Jazz Festival. This series of competitions was held at sites across the country, including Elmhurst College. The winning vocalist, band and combo from each local festival went on to compete at the national festival on Memorial Day weekend. While the American College Jazz Festival ended in 1973, Elmhurst College has kept the tradition alive with the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival.

If you love great music, you won’t want to miss this event!

Date and Time:
Thursday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.

Elmhurst College
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
190 S. Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Tickets are available for individual college jazz band performances, each evening’s performances, and the entire festival. Tickets for the Weekend Package, which includes all performances, are $100 for adults and $80 for students and seniors. Visit for ticket information and to order tickets.

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