On Saturday Berklee College of Music's 44th High School Jazz Festival - the largest in the U.S. - will showcase over 3,000 students and 200 bands and vocal ensembles from 13 states and Ontario, Canada.
They'll compete for $175,000 in scholarships to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program.
The event is free and open to the public and takes place from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat. March 10 at the Hynes Convention Center. Performances will include clinics and concerts by drummer Kendrick Scott, saxophonist Hailey Niswanger, and SF Jazz faculty members.
Berklee’s Tower of Power and P-Funk ensembles, the Berklee Rainbow Band, and the Berklee City Music High School Academy will also perform.
Scholarship and award winners will be announced at 6:00 p.m., followed by a winners showcase concert at 7:30 p.m.
Find the complete schedule at berkleejazz.org.