The educational component of the Oceanside Jazz Festival takes place over two weekends and is open to all middle school, high school, college, and community vocal jazz ensembles and jazz bands. Each school should fill out a choir or a band registration form for each participating ensemble.


The educational festival is an all day event. For the past several years we have successfully piloted a new format that has been found to be quite beneficial. Feedback has been very positive from both students and directors. 


Each band will receive…


  • A customizable 45 minute clinic / performance timeslot with three of our world-class adjudicators


  • Full backline including drum kit, bass amp, guitar amp, and piano for performance and warmup spaces (vibes provided for performance halls only)


  • A video of your performance/clinic in our state of the art facilities


  • Voice recordings of adjudicator’s comments included on video


  • Written comment sheets


  • A rating based on the culmination of the judges remarks


  • Master class / Q & A Session with the guest artist


  • Invitation to attend Open Rehearsal with the guest artist


  • Discounted tickets for Festival Evening Concert featuring the guest artist with MiraCosta Jazz Collective and multiple Downbeat Award Winner MOJO (Saturday @ 7:30PM)



Tickets to the evening concerts featuring MiraCosta jazz ensembles and special guest artists are on sale to the public. However, we encourage to purchase your concert tickets when you send in your registration fee to ensure the festival participant discount ticket price, ensure availability, and allow your ensemble to be seated together.


Registration and payment of all fees must be completed to ensure a spot in the festival. There will be a registration discount for vocal groups who submit all fees and registration forms by the Early Bird deadline. In all cases, group performance preferences will be assigned in the order of payment received. Specific performance times will be assigned 2-3 weeks before the festival.


Oceanside Jazz Festival (Band) Important Dates: 


April 3, 2020:      Early Bird Registration Deadline

April 17, 2020:     Registration Deadline

April 10, 2020:     Deadline to receive 100% refund (instrumental)

April 17, 2020:     Deadline to receive partial refund (instrumental)

April 17, 2020:     Last day to purchase concert tickets through festival

April 25, 2020:       Oceanside Jazz Festival - Instrumental




If you withdraw from the festival before the 100% refund deadline, you will receive a full refund of fees, including registration and concert tickets.


Cancellation after the 100% refund deadline, but before or on the last day to receive partial refunds: no refund of registration fees, 50% refund on concert tickets, 50% discount on festival registration for the next year's Oceanside Jazz Festival.


Cancellation after the last day to receive partial refunds: no refund of registration fees or concert tickets, 50% discount on festival registration for next year's Oceanside Jazz Festival.


Notification of your withdrawal from the festival must be documented by an email request or other physical correspondence.