Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival March 11-12, 2016

2016 Jazz Festival Dates

Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th.

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Paul Contos (Monterey Jazz Festival's Director of Education)

Jamie Dubberly (Stanislaus State)

Mike Galisatus (College of San Mateo)

Brian Kendrick (San Joaquin Delta College)

Branden Lowe (Jazz Piano School)

Marcus Shelby (Marcus Shelby Orchestra)


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 as well as a performance by the Stanislaus State Jazz Ensemble.

Festival 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 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.

Registration Deadline

Priority Registration Deadline is January 20, 2016.

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Festival Clinicians in Concert

Friday, March 11 @ 7:30 PM

Snider Recital Hall

Stanislaus State Jazz Ensemble Featuring Terell Stafford

Saturday, March 12 @ 7:30 PM

Gallo Center for the Arts