March 17-18, 2023

Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival website. Your participation includes performing in state-of-the-art facilities at Cabrillo College, attending eye-opening master classes/clinics, listening to our fabulous guest artists, and enjoying the beautiful surrounding area. Top scoring bands and vocal groups will be invited to perform at a command performance concert in the Crocker Theater. Don’t forget to explore the beaches, the Boardwalk, and the redwoods, all within the immediate area. Sign up soon because we fill up quickly, and this is a festival you don’t want to miss!


Jazz music is a language of emotions.

~Charles Mingus