Take a glimpse into the future of jazz at our annual musical showcase of young jazz performers. Every spring this concert features some amazing groups from local schools, including Bloomington High Schools North and South and Bachelor, Jackson Creek, and Tri-North Middle Schools, as well as our Jazz Jam participants. A professional guest artist works with the students before the concert and then joins them on-stage.

The 2019 concert was held at the Crazy Horse March 31, with guest artist Richard Dole, a tenor and bass trombonist and educator from the Indianapolis area.

The 2020 concert had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 epidemic, though the preceding jazz jams were able to take place.

2019 Photos:

Sponsored by

B’Town Jazz, the Musicians Union, IU Auditorium, Crazy Horse, Jackson Creek Middle School, Dan Cole, and John DePaemelaere.

Special thanks to Monika Herzig for organizing!

 2019 Future of Jazz Concert.

(Videos by Bonnie Layton. See her YouTube channel for more concert performances!)

A performance from the 2018 Future of Jazz Concert at the Players Pub.