Sitka Jazz Festival brings professional jazz musicians from around the world to the island community of Sitka, Alaska to teach, inspire, and perform.
The Festival celebrates jazz music appreciation, history, artistic expression, and cross-cultural understanding through a supportive environment. Visiting artists and local educators provide clinics in jazz history, theory, and improvisation, as well as a variety of individual instrument and section-specific workshops. Student performances are non-competitive, with an emphasis on cooperation and appreciation. Large ensembles perform for adjudication and the public.
A variety of concerts, after-hours events and a big-band dance party available with all access pass!