Important Notice!

The festival's 19th edition, originally scheduled for June 19-27, has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rather than giving up during this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to take a hopeful course and are forging ahead to the best of our ability to reschedule our 19th edition festival for October 2 to 10, 2020. These plans are fully predicated on being able to gather safely according to recommendations of our health and government officials. Read full update

Music Educators' Big Band

This is a standard–size big band and performs both traditional and contemporary literature written for large jazz ensemble.  Traditionally, the ensemble performs in December and May at Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall, and also on “Jazz Street” at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in late June each year.  Other performances are scheduled when opportunities arise.  The band rehearses 3 or 4 times prior to each concert. Members commit to each concert according to their schedules.