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2023 Features:
  • High quality audio recording of the groups performance- that will be sent out in google drive
  • A clinic with one of the contest judges 
  • Awards for every group (including individuals)
  • Performers/2 staff will have an all day pass for other groups performances as well as the evening awards conc
  • Friday and Saturday Clinician: Dave Lown
  • Saturday Clinician: Chris Clark

April 14-15th, 2023

New Denton High School 

Fine Arts Center



Recent pics from the beautiful DHS Fine Arts Center!

The Closing Gala Concert with Awards Ceremony will feature the UNT TWO O'Clock Lab Band, 

Directed by Rob Parton 

This festival format is ideal for every level of jazz band ensemble
Festival Cost:
$300- Per entry big band, ensemble, combo..
The completed online entry and a received check for the entry fee will complete your registration.
Festival Contact:
Linden Lanier
Associate Director of Bands, Calhoun MS

The Chet Baker Educational Jazz Festival was founded in 2013 to provide a positive and uplifting experience for jazz groups of all levels in North Texas. The festival is hosted by Denton High School and Calhoun Middle School. 

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