Dear Band Directors,
It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2013 California State University Stanislaus Jazz Festival! The festival, sponsored by the CSU Stanislaus School of the Arts, Department of Music, will be held on Friday, February 1st. The purpose of the festival is to provide an educational and musical experience for both students and directors, as well as to foster the growth of the community of jazz educators, musicians, and students within the Central Valley and beyond.
Throughout the day, you and your students will have the opportunity to participate in master classes and see various performances, which will include selected CSU Stanislaus Jazz Ensembles as well as an evening concert at 7:30 pm featuring the Patrick Langham Group. Members of the Patrick Langham Group, who will also serve as clinicians for the festival, include Nick Fryer, Simon Rowe, Gerry Pineda, and Brian Kendrick.
We hope you and your students will join us for an exciting day of music and be a part of the 2013 CSU Stanislaus Jazz Festival!
California State University, Stanislaus
Coordinator of Jazz Studies
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Date: February 1, 2013
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Place: The CSU Stanislaus Department of Music
Registration Deadline: January 9, 2013
Fee: $150.00 per Group
The goal of the CSU Stanislaus Jazz Festival is to provide students and directors with a positive educational and musical experience in Jazz. Maximum interaction between students, directors, and guest clinicians will take place throughout the day, highlighted by master classes and clinics at 12:30 pm and our evening concert at 7:30 pm.
Format: The festival is non-competitive. Clinicians will provide written and verbal feedback to the directors and students. Each band will receive a warm-up room for 30 minutes prior to their performance. Each band will be allowed approximately 30 minutes to perform (this includes setup and teardown), followed immediately by a 30 minute clinic.
8:00 am - Festival Begins
12:00 pm - Performances by the CSU Stanislaus Jazz Ensemble
(Directed by Joe Mazzaferro)
12:30 pm - Master Classes & Clinics
1:30 to 6:00 pm: Festival Continues
7:30 pm - Concert featuring The Patrick Langham Group
PATRICK LANGHAM GROUP
The CSU Stanislaus Jazz Festival is proud to have the Patrick Langham Group as our 2013 guest artist! The Patrick Langham Group (PLG) is considered one of Northern California's elite professional jazz ensembles. The band is comprised of respected educators and artists who have performed at jazz festivals both nationally and internationally. The PLG musical repertoire includes original compositions and creative arrangements of jazz standards. The ensemble was invited to perform at the 2013 Jazz Educators Network Convention in Atlanta, GA and performs regularly throughout the region, including at the Take 5 Jazz Club in Stockton. This group demonstrates respect for tradition while moving the music forward. The PLG members, who will also be serving the festival as clinicians, include:
Patrick Langham (Alto Sax)
Joe Mazzaferro (Trumpet)
Simon Rowe (Piano)
Nick Fryer (Guitar)
Gerry Pineda (Bass)
Brian Kendrick (Drums)
Patrick Langham, guest artists at the 2013 Jazz Festival