ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
One of a kind, the Livingston Jazz Festival brings internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, and lifelong learners together. Each year, over 500 participants enjoy featured artist concerts, after-hours jam sessions, daytime performances, and many educational workshops.
With all of this talent in one place we offer local schools the opportunity to work with our guest artists. Free of charge; college, high school, and middle school jazz bands are encouraged to perform for our guest clinicians, receiving feedback in a nurturing non-competitive environment.
Each day, several free educational workshops on topics ranging from improvisation and arranging to vocal and instrumental techniques are offered by our guest artists - free of charge!
*For a schedule of each days events, click here.
Past Featured Guest Artists
The Livingston Jazz Festival continues its tradition of featuring prominent names in jazz today. An important goal of the Festival, bringing artists to Montana that are rarely or never heard in the region: 2015 marked Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestras saxophonist Victor Goines festival debut. Joined by Bozeman High School Graduate and Professional Bassist Emma Dayhuff, Mr. Goines returned for 2016. 2017 saw Eastman School of Music Professor of Trumpet Clay Jenkins, and 2018 - an all-star "little big band" under the pen and direction of internationally recognized jazz composter and arranger Dr. Eric Richards. For more information on this year’s featured artists, please visit the Line Up page.