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Princeton Jazz Festival 

April 17 & 18, 2020

Featuring Guest Artist


Judith Hill has been praised by Rolling Stone for her “stellar powerhouse vocals.” In addition to penning and performing her own material, Judith – who wrote her first song at the age of four – has backed such artists as Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson. Hers is one of the stories told in director Morgan Neville’s acclaimed 20 Feet From Stardom, a film that shines the spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The film has won the Film Critics Award for Best Documentary and an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film also won the 2015 Grammy for Best Music Film. Hill, who was also featured on the film’s soundtrack, was a contestant on season four of “The Voice.” Judith has already garnered much praise for her live performance as opener for Josh Groban, John Legend and Prince both in the US and the UK.

Judith Hill’s debut album, “Back In Time,” produced by herself & Prince is out now on NPG Records.

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As part of the 2020 Princeton Jazz Festival, Judith Hill will be performing with the Princeton Studio Band.  Performances will be Friday evening following the Middle School performances and Saturday night after the high school performances.  We hope you can make it!


PHS Jazz band playing music


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Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

About the Princeton Jazz Festival

The 2020 Princeton Jazz Festival will be held in the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center on April 17th and 18th.  This two day event will feature a middle school competition on Friday, April 17th and a high school competition on Saturday, April 18th.  In addition to leading education clinics for all festival participants, our guest artist will perform both evenings with the award winning Princeton Studio Band!

The Princeton Jazz Festival is held every spring at Princeton High School and always features an outstanding guest artist/clinician.  The festival is the largest educational jazz festival in the State of New Jersey and includes performances from over 700 middle school and high school jazz musicians annually.

This year is the 13th Annual Princeton Jazz Festival, which will feature over 700 student musicians. 

Participating Bands - 2020

Middle Schools 

Friday, April 17th, 2020
Princeton Jazz Ensemble
John Witherspoon 7th Grade Jazz Band
John Witherspoon 8th Grade Jazz Band
Cranbury School
Princeton Studio Vocals
Princeton Studio Band with JUDITH HILL

High Schools

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Princeton Tiger Band
Princeton Nassau Band 1
Princeton Nassau Band 2
Princeton Jazz Ensemble
Steinert High School Jazz Ensemble
Steinert High School Jazz Band
Westfield High School Jazz 1
Westfield High School Jazz 2
Princeton Studio Vocals
Princeton Studio Band with JUDITH HILL




Advertising in the Program Book 

To help support the Princeton High School Band Program and the 2020 Princeton Jazz Festival, Ads in the Jazz Festival Program are available for purchase.  Please complete our advertising form.



Payment for Jazz Festival Ads may be submitted by check payable to "PHS Band Parents Association" or via the PayPal option below.
Jazz Festival Full-Page Ad - $100
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Jazz Festival Quarter-Page Ad - $35
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