Started in 2003, the TAC Jazz Fest has grown to be the largest jazz festival of its kind, matching more student groups with professional jazz musicians through its clinician program than any other festival in the state. This non-competitive festival puts education and jazz promotion and appreciation at its core. The festival draws over 10,000 people each year and provides three days of free jazz performances to the public.
The 20th Annual Jazz Festival will take place in April 2024 in Hastings.
“We have taken away some great pedagogical concepts from the clinicians, and the three-day opportunity to listen to other jazz groups of all ages is unparalleled anywhere around. The all star bands have given students a chance to work with our teaching all stars here in Michigan.”
Music teacher, Thornapple Kellogg High School