• Festival Highlights


  • New This Year!

    With the return of the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival to MHCC’s campus, students and the community may purchase tickets to evening performances with internationally-renown artists!

    Participants in the educational festival will have exposure to artists through masterclasses held during the day. Tickets may be purchased for the evening concerts individually or in groups. Parties of more than eight (8) can use the code “Group2020” to purchase tickets for $5/each.

    After the Awards Ceremony and prior to the evening concerts, the College Theatre will be vacated and tickets will be collected upon re-entry.  

    This Festival Offers:

    • Access to masterclasses and performances by local professionals and our guest headliner
    • Performances by Mt. Hood Community College Jazz Ensemble and jazz faculty ensembles!
    • Qualifying festival for the Oregon State Jazz Championships
    • Divisions for High School Big Bands and Combos
    • Divisions for Middle School Big Bands and Combos
    • Perform for "comments only" or ratings
    • On-stage clinics with adjudicators immediately after you perform
    • Music vendors where students can test new instruments
    • Constructive recorded and written feedback on your ensemble’s performance
    • A positive musical experience that will energize your students and your program!