We're back in school! Please hold the festival date of February 11, 2023.

We are still pending COVID-19 restrictions and hope to still host the live festival. We should know more in the weeks to come, and will keep you posted.

-- Dr. Steve Roach, Director, TJF

The Teagarden Jazz Festival

February 11, 2023

A New Weekend of Jazz in Sacramento

The joy of New Orleans-style jazz is at the heart of this scholastic combo festival, which is dedicated to fostering a better appreciation of this classic American art form.

Each year, scores of young musicians gather at the annual Teagarden Jazz Festival (formerly named Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival) for experiences that take their musical skills to the next level.

Who Can Perform in the Festival?

The Teagarden Jazz Festival is open to all small ensembles of 4-9 musicians performing at a time.  Small ensembles will be accepted regardless of experience in the following categories:

  • Elementary/ Middle School
  • High School
  • High School (Jazz Club/ Private Instructor-sponsored)
  • College


Look on Teagarden Jazz Festival’s Facebook Group

Visit Our YouTube Channel

Festival Videos, Workshop Sessions, and More.

Teagarden Jazz Festival FB Page

Also, look for action shots taken by our team of professional volunteer photographers from the 2019 Festival.  You might recognize some friends!