COVID-19 (Coronavirus  Update): Festival Will Return in 2022

We are ready for some good news from the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival! The news is that we will be moving forward in our planning for a festival in 2022. The College has given us the go-ahead to put on a small more flexible festival here at Cabrillo College. I just wanted to put out a quick email with our date so you can put us in your plans. We will be planning an in-person, indoor, with audience festival for 1 day only on March 19. Our plan is for the festival to be the same format it has always been with a free daytime concert. Be on the lookout for a follow-up email with applications.  See you soon!

Mark Bidelman 
Santa Cruz Jazz Festival Director

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 is alive!

Steve Gray
President, SCJF