xJazz Festival 2022

Lakeland Community College welcomes jazz lovers near and far to join us live and in-person for our 50th annual Lakeland Community College Jazz Festival - the oldest jazz festival in Ohio. This year's festival will consist of four parts: Serving our Schools, Friday night concert, Saturday night concert, and a Sunday big band extravaganza. See below or visit the Jazz Festival webpage to learn more.

Join Us

We are glad to be back in-person to bring you live and in-person jazz music. To keep you and our artists safe:

  • Please purchase admission online (see below for options) and follow the directions posted and communicated at our events.

To find out more about the Arts at Lakeland, please visit the Arts at Lakeland website.

Festival Details

The festival is in progress right now with the Serving our Students portion and we have an excellent weekend planned for three days of live in-person jazz concerts. Lakeland Community College and the Arts at Lakeland thanks the Lake County Visitor's Bureau and their generous support of our jazz festival through the awarding of an Arts & Culture Grant. We encourage all visitors to Lake County to visit the Remarkable Lake County website for details on our county's many outstanding lodging, eat and drink, and shop locations.

  • Serving our Schools: Our young local artists are hard at work right now creating solo or small ensemble recordings for electronic adjudication. Winners will be announced during our live events and will receive a free lesson from a member of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Thank you to the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra for their continued partnership and adjudication.

  • Regional Band: Join us Friday, March 18, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. for a live in-person concert from one of our outstanding regional bands - Red Light Roxy.

    Ticket prices:

    • General Admission: $15

    • Students: $7

  • Festival Headliners: Join us Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. for live in-person concerts from two unique and amazing international artists - Diego Figueiredo and Nellie McKay.

    Ticket prices:

    • General Admission: $25

    • Students: $10

  • Big Band Extravaganza: Join us Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. for a live in-person big band concert featuring our own Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and - Kent State University Jazz Orchestra.

    Ticket prices:

    • General Admission: $10

    • Students: $7


    All Arts at Lakeland concerts, unless otherwise specified, are held in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, D-building, of Lakeland's Main Campus: 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094. Parking on campus is free. Recommended parking lots: Lot K (the Faculty Staff Lot) and the lots north or west of the H-building. For more information, visit Locations & Directions.


    We exist through support from Lakeland Community College, community participation and interest, and from generous donations. Please consider donating to support the Arts at Lakeland. Thank you for your support!


    Have questions? Contact the Arts and Sciences Division Office for questions related to Arts at Lakeland programming.