The Lakeland Community College Jazz Festival is dedicated to the presentation of educational opportunities for aspiring student jazz musicians of high school and junior high school age. The festival provides an educational forum for student musicians, devotees of the music field, and the public at large through clinics and performances. This annual event has provided a stage for the performance of all styles of jazz by internationally celebrated artists as well as gifted musicians found in this area of the country. Jazz is a unique contribution to our culture and artistic heritage. In its history, the Lakeland Community College Jazz Festival has portrayed those vital qualities of style that made jazz a significant contribution to the world of art and a distinct American form of expression. Future jazz festivals will continue to include depth of educational and entertainment opportunities to enhance the cultural quality of the Lakeland vicinity.
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Seeking artists and audience members! We welcome all community members to audition for one of our civic music ensembles. Whether you play or just want to hear fine music, we hope you join us in the audience. For detailed information about prior performances, see our Concert, Gallery and Theater Event Programs.
Lakeland Jazz Festival: 50th Anniversary