Benny Golson Jazz Festival

Monday, December 4, 2023

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Event Overview

The Benny Golson Jazz Festival was created to honor the life and legacy of the legendary saxophonist/composer, who received an honorary doctorate from Butler University in 2019. The purpose of this late fall, non-competitive festival is to provide students and directors with impactful educational opportunities and inspiring performances.

Participating ensembles and combos will perform for and participate in clinics and masterclasses with our Butler University School of Music faculty members and guest artists. The festival will take place on the campus of Butler University and will conclude with a free, evening concert featuring the Butler University Jazz Ensemble. View the full event schedule, guest artist and clinician info, and more below.

Who is eligible?

Middle school and high school Jazz ensembles and combos. We will have capacity for 12 large ensembles and a limited number of smaller combos. Advance registration is required.


The participation fee structure is $250 per Ensemble and $200 per Combo, this fee includes the cost of the evening concert. Payment submission instructions are included on the registration form as well as in the “Information for Participating Groups” tab below. Full payment is due no later than Monday, November 20.

Registration Deadline

Completed registration forms are due by November 1, 2023.