April 20-22, 2023

The largest event of its kind in the nation, the UNC•Greeley Jazz Festival brings together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians, and over 250 college, high school, and middle school big bands, combos, and jazz vocal groups from across the country. Each year, over 7,500 participants enjoy main stage concerts, after-hours sessions, non-competitive daytime performances, and educational workshops.


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Carmen Bradford

with UNC Jazz Lab Band I

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 4:30pm & 7:30pm

Grammy nominee and legendary jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford joins forces with UNC Jazz Lab Band I to celebrate the music of iconic vocalist Carmen McRae with new arrangements of some of her most popular songs.

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 4:30 PM

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7:30 PM - Livestream

Livestreams will be available for 14 days after the air date

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band


Friday, April 21, 2023 | 4:30pm & 7:30pm

The exciting, Grammy Award-winning big band returns to UNC for what is sure to be a crowd-pleasing, unforgettable experience! This eighteen-player L.A. sensation establishes the big band tradition in this century with their original sound and Goodwin’s “witty, intricate, and hard-swinging” arrangements that combine jazz with almost any other musical style.

Friday, April 21, 2023, 4:30 PM

Friday, April 21, 2023, 7:30 PM

Friday, April 21, 2023, 7:30 PM - Livestream

Livestreams will be available for 14 days after the air date

Zaremba Jazz Fellowship


Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 4:30pm

Composer, band leader, and saxophonist Drew Zaremba assembles his band of all-stars for this final concert! Alongside Zaremba’s own passionate conducting and fiery performing, special guests Melissa Aldana (saxophone) and Wayne Bergeron (trumpet) take this concert to the next level.

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 4:30 PM

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 4:30 PM - Livestream

Livestreams will be available for 14 days after the air date


April 20-22, 2023
UNC Campus

Open to all levels from elementary school through college/university and semi-professional groups, the festival hosts a wide array of ensembles in a non-competitive environment. Groups may register in four categories: big bands, combos, vocal jazz groups, and vocal soloists. All groups receive recorded comments and a feedback clinic from some of our 40 artist/clinicians (college big bands receive recorded comments only). Choose from either an In-person clinic on the University of Northern Colorado Campus or a virtual clinic on Zoom. Each day, several educational workshops on topics ranging from improvisation and arranging to vocal and instrumental techniques are offered by the artist/clinicians and our main stage artists.

What's Included

  • A 30-minute performance slot
  • Feedback comments and a feedback clinic.
  • Access to the Jazz Festival Workshops, Artist Meet & Greets, and After Hours Jam Sessions.

Registration Instructions

  1. Register your ensemble and pay the $296 fee.
  2. Login to your portal to view your ensemble's schedule, parking assignments, and more.