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Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

6500 Soquel Drive Aptos

Whoever said student festivals weren’t fun for anyone but the students lied. The Santa Cruz Jazz Festival has an incredible lineup of over 50 jazz bands, combos and choirs competing over two days in March. Friday night usually features a special guest artist and Saturday night, the highest rated ensembles give a Command Performance for festival attendees and competitors. $10 for a festival button gives you admission to all events, which take place at the Cabrillo Community College Arts Complex. This is your chance to see some of the brightest up-and-coming jazz performers in the greater Southwest area show off their stuff! (MS)

Santa Cruz Jazz Festival Information

  • Public Transportation: Excellent (a short walk from SCMTD buses 54, 55, 56, 69N, 69W, 71, and 91X at Soquel Drive/Cabrillo College Drive)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Both days feature over 50 student jazz bands, combos, and choirs in competition. Concerts are performed each night
  • Ticket Prices: $10 Festival pass gives admittance to all events.