2017 Villanova Jazz Festival

  • The 56th Villanova Jazz Festival will be held on April 1, 2017 in the Villanova Room at Villanova's Connelly Center.
  • The festival will feature performances by outstanding college big bands beginning at 1pm, followed by an all college jam session at 4:30pm.
    • The 1pm & 4:30pm events are free and open to the public.
  • The evening performance will feature the Villanova Jazz Band and showcase the top three college bands.
    • Tickets to the evening performance are $15 and can be purchased in the afternoon or at the door.
  • All proceeds will benefit the Villanova Jazz Ensemble.

The Villanova Jazz Festival provides local college jazz ensembles with an opportunity to compete and share musical experiences with one another.

For more information contact Bill Whitaker, Jazz Festival Director. 


Past Villanova Jazz Festivals Participants

Recent participants have included:


Ashland University
Boston University
Bucknell University
Carnegie Mellon University
Central Connecticut State
Frostburg State
Grove City College
Johns Hopkins University
LaSalle University
Millersville University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina Central University
Penn State
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
St. Joseph's University
SUNY Oswego
Temple University
US Naval Academy Band
University of the Arts
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts
University of North Carolina
Westfield State University
Yale University

High Schools

Cherry High High School East
Lower Merion High School
Mamaroneck High School
Neshaminy High School
North Penn High School
Pennsbury High School
Pope John Paul II High School
Radnor High School
Saucon Valley High School
Springfield High School (Montgomery Cty, PA)
State College Area High School
West Philadelphia Catholic High School
Xavier High School

More Information

* RegistrationForm2017.pdf
2017 Registration Form