University of North Florida
My son just got into UNF's jazz program which is also a terrific jazz school. We have done a lot of research for the best jazz schools and UNF stacks up real well. Their Jazz Ensemble 1 (big band) has been rated best in the country several times by Downbeat Magazine. Their school is all undergrad too which makes the 'Best Jazz Band' designation even more impressive. Univ of Miami has a great jazz program as well but that school is very costly (approx $30K for tuition alone !!) and even though they often offer scholarships, (if you play the trombone, oboe, etc) it can be very expensive for guitarists, drummers, etc. UNF is a State University and is more cost effective. UNF was rated #5 in the nation by the Stanford Review for best value for a State University.