Everything you need to know to have an incredible virtual experience!

What is included in the school group registration fee?

Blue Level


  • 45 minute virtual private performance & feedback clinic
  • Access to An Electronic Wonderful and The Global Jazz Celebration live stream concerts
  • Access to interactive virtual workshops

Gold Level

Includes all Blue Level experiences, plus

  • Exclusive access to live virtual Q & A with headline artists
  • Exclusive access to virtual Concert Talkback sessions
  • Exclusive opportunity to submit select students for inclusion (virtually) on final concert
  • Access to music for your group: UNC Jazz Press will make available a big band or a vocal group piece for you to download, print, and use with your groups in the future!

I really want my students to participate, but we haven’t been holding regular rehearsals

The structure of the 45 minute performance and feedback school clinics is up to you. We recommend that no more than 25 minutes be spent on performing. Performances can be live-virtual, pre-recorded, video collages, soloists only from their homes, combos, etc. You can also elect to use the 45 minutes for a private workshop or Q&A session with the clinician and forgo the performance all together.

Where can I buy tickets to the evening concerts? Are there discounted evening concert tickets for students?

Tickets are available here. A discounted School Group package for up to 10 devices is available. The evening concerts, An Electronic Wonderland and The Global Jazz Celebration, are included in all festival packages.

I purchased a Blue or Gold Performer Pass for my students, how will I know the date/time or my groups clinic? Will my clinic be open to the public

Our production team will be emailing you in the coming days to finalize the scheduling of your clinic. In that email you will receive the Zoom Link and the password for your clinic. And to provide the best experience possible for all of festival participants, school group performance/feedback clinics are private.

I purchased a gold level pass, when will I receive information about participating in the Global Jazz Celebration? Will I receive music and backing tracks? When will I receive my music from UNC Jazz Press

The second week of March you will receive the music and the tracks for the Global Jazz Celebration. Videos submissions will be due April 1st. After the festival you will receive a promo-code to download your chart from uncjazzpress.com

Will there be an opportunity for my students to meet the headlining artists?

Students and directors have multiple opportunities to meet the artists at private performance clinics, virtual workshops, and post-concert talkback sessions.

What is there to do at the festival?

There are several virtual activities happening throughout the day during the festival, including virtual workshops and clinics, spotlight concerts, livestreamed headliner concerts, and post-concert talkback sessions.

Are there Educational Workshops available for my students?

Yes, for those school groups who purchase a Blue or Gold level pass there are numerous virtual interactive workshops available on a variety of jazz topics. Please check soon for a complete schedule.

What is a Festival Pass? How can I get one?

The UNC•Greeley Jazz Festival is your ticket to all of the 2021 virtual jazz events. Festival Pass holders get access to An Electronic Wonderland and The Global Jazz Celebration virtual concerts, access to interactive virtual workshops with headline artists, and access to virtual Concert Talk Backs.

What are the Post-Concert Talk Back sessions? Are they free?

Following the evening performances, join fellow jazz enthusiasts and our mainstage artists in a discussion reflecting on the performance. Share your own insights, questions, and opinions in this virtual open-mic experience. Post show talkbacks will be held immediately after the performance in private Zoom sessions.

How do I get access to the virtual events?

After you purchase your festival pass, the urls and event passwords will be available in your tickets.unco.edu account and by email.

Do I need to download any special software to enjoy the festival

The Livestream evening concerts, interactive virtual workshops, and spotlight concerts will be held online at tickets.unco.edu. To attend the Post-Concert Talk Backs, you will need to download Zoom.

ADA Accommodations: For questions about ADA accommodations at UNC, please contact Natalie Pique, Investigative Coordinator & ADA Specialist, Institutional Equity & Compliance at natalie.pique@unco.edu.

Additional Question?

Please email Jazz.Fest@unco.edu