Jazz Fest 2023

An entertaining and educational weekend of outstanding jazz that will bring together top professional artists, clinicians and hundreds of college, high school, and junior high musicians for clinics, competitions and great performances.

Come to the finest performing venue in Central Texas, the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Temple College, and catch the excitement!

Hotel Information

Staying in Temple during the festival? The Hilton Garden Inn is a long time friend of the Temple College Jazz Fest and is in close proximity to the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple College. Mention TEMPLE COLLEGE JAZZ FEST to receive the festival rate of $120 per room (single or double) for any out-of-town guests of the jazz festival.

And once again, the lobby of the HGI-Temple will be the location of the annual jazz jam session.  This is always an exciting and fun event, open to all ages and levels.

1749 Scott Blvd.
Temple TX 76504


Event Performers

Ted Nash

Multiple Grammy Award-Winning Artist Ted Nash enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger and educator. Nash has an uncanny ability to mix freedom with substance, blues with intellect, and risk-taking with clarity.   [ read more ]

Stefon Harris

Stefon Harris’s passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as “one of the most important artists in jazz” (The Los Angeles Times), he has been named a recipient of the 2018 Doris Duke Artist Awards. One of the most prestigious programs in the arts,    [ read more ]

Friday, March 31, 2023
Evening Concert: 7:30p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Evening Concert: 7:30p.m.