41th ANNUAL JMU George West JAZZ FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Dedicated to George "Doc" West
Chuck Dotas, coordinator
office phone: 540.568.6180
Concert: 4 pm, Forbes Concert Hall with the JMU Jazz Ensemble and participating high school and middle school ensembles
Please download forms by clicking on the following links:
Basic information is provided below; for detailed information, click here
To register your ensemble(s), simply email Chuck Dotas (email@example.com
) to reserve a spot in the schedule (time preferences should be indicated in the email). Performance slots are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis; the schedule usually fills up by early March, so reserve early!
Public School Ensemble Performance Details
All ages and ability levels are welcome; both combos and big bands are eligible to perform.
The JMU Tristate Jazz Festival is non-competitive. Ensembles have the option of performing for a rating or for comments only.
Each school is allotted a 30 minute performance time on the Forbes Center Concert Hall stage, and is provided with recorded comments by two adjudicators.
Each school receives a 30 minute clinic by one of our guest artists immediately following the ensemble's performance.
All ensembles will receive a professionally mixed recording of their performance.
A drum kit, vibes, congas, and bass and guitar amps will be set up on the Forbes Concert Hall stage, and also in the clinic and warm up rooms.
On-campus dining services are available on a cash basis. Several fast food outlets are a short drive from the JMU campus.
Driving directions, warm-up room information, etc, are available on the downloadable information link above. A schedule of exact performance times will be emailed to all participating schools in early March. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the Festival Coordinator, Chuck Dotas (firstname.lastname@example.org
; 540-568-6180) if you need further details.