AT TRI-C, WE’RE COMMITTED TO JAZZ EDUCATION. EVERY DAY.
Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is one of America’s first educational jazz festivals and has grown into the region’s premier center for jazz education.
The Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on the Metropolitan Campus houses the Tri-C Jazz Studies Program and the Tri-C JazzFest High School All-Stars. Every April, the DownBeat Invitational draws young musicians from regional high schools to Tri-C for several days of workshops and adjudication.
Throughout the year, we visit area schools and present special master classes and workshops in our state-of-the-art building with established and early-career artists who inspire music and non-music students alike. Our new jazz pop-ups in unexpected spaces and area clubs help us reach new audiences and create a vibrant jazz scene in Cleveland.