Welcome to the Illinois Jacquet Foundation redesigned Website.


The Middle Tennessee State University – Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival is presented with the support of the Illinois Jacquet Foundation, created to honor the memory of Illinois Jacquet, the great tenor saxophonist and bandleader who came to fame with the Count Basie and Lionel Hampton orchestras of the 1940s. Jazz students and youth around the Nashville area are presented with a great opportunity to explore jazz or improve their skills. The clinics offer individual focus, with sessions on improvisation, small groups, master classes with our faculty and guest artists, and a concert by participants in the late afternoon led by our faculty. 

 Our featured guest artists are: 

Registration is at this site: http://www.mtsu.edu/music/jazzfest.php  . The registration deadline is Monday, March 11.