Featuring Stefon Harris
Subject to change:
- Brian Hamada, CSU Fresno
- Kasey Knudsen, SF Bay Area Musician
- Patrick Langham, University of the Pacific
- Dr. Simon Rowe, SF Conservatory
- George Stone, Cuesta College
- Vance Thompson, University of Tennessee
The goal of the Stanislaus State 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 various master classes from guest artists and clinicians. The festival also includes several performances featuring festival clinicians, the Stan State Jazz Ensemble, and our guest artist Stefon Harris.
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 25 minutes prior to their performance. Each band will be allowed approximately 25 minutes to perform (this includes setup and teardown), followed immediately by a 25 minute clinic.
Throughout the day, Stefon Harris, as well as other area jazz educators, will give master classes that deal with specific improvisational topics. A schedule of these master classes will be distributed a few weeks prior to the festival.
Priority Registration Deadline is TBD.
Friday, March 3 @ 7:30 PM
SCMEA High School Honor Jazz Band
Brian Kendrick Big Band w/Vance Thompson
Location: Stanislaus State, Snider Recital Hall
Price: $12 General / $8 Student
Saturday, March 4 @ 7:30 PM
Stan State Jazz Ensemble featuring Stefon Harris
Location: Turlock Community Theatre
Price: $20 General / $15 Student