Jazz Combo Day

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Event Cancelation

Our top priority at NIU is the health and well-being of our campus community. In response to the rapidly changing developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to cancel Jazz Combo Day for 2021. This event will return in the spring of 2022.

Jazz Combo Day is for individual high school jazz players. It gives you the opportunity to play with the area's best high school musicians and to meet accomplished NIU faculty members and guest artists. The event takes place in the Music Building.

You must audition or be invited in order to attend. If accepted, you will participate in one of several combos at the event. The day includes a dinner, followed by performances by the student combos. The event ends with a concert by NIU faculty members.

View a tentative schedule for the day.

Auditions and Registration

Registration will be opening soon.


If you cancel five or more business days before the event, you may request a refund from Kristin Sherman at ksherman2@niu.edu or 815-753-1450. No refunds will be made after this time unless NIU cancels the event.


Students work with several NIU faculty members, including:

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College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(lunch from noon – 1 p.m.)

To protect the safety of our staff, students and families, we will operate remotely until further notice. Our staff will be available at their remote offices during normal NIU business hours and can be contacted via phone or email.

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