New York City Jazz Festival

Instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles participating in New York City Jazz Festival collaborate with jazz professionals and legendary performers like Kurt Elling, Bob Mintzer, and New York Voices. This festival affords ensembles the opportunity to perform as part of a ticketed daytime performance at world-famous Apollo Theater and receive a private clinic with a professional jazz clinician. Your ensemble will also enjoy attending an evening concert of featured performers, followed by a post-concert reception at an illustrious Manhattan venue.

There is an opportunity for one auditioned jazz ensemble to perform a solo guest appearance during the New York City Jazz Festival evening concert at the Apollo Theater.

The New York City Jazz Festival has previously featured prominent jazz veterans including outstanding jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, and Grammy-award winning saxophonist, Bob Mintzer, 9-time Grammy winning singer, vocal arranger, producer and founding member of vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer, Janis Siegel, Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble New York Voices, and John Fedchock’s New York Big Band, one of the freshest, most exciting big bands in jazz.

For more information on how your instrumental & vocal jazz ensemble can join us in 2015, email or call (877) or (212) 279-1147.