40th ANNUAL TRI-STATE JAZZ FESTIVAL
March 22, 2014
Chuck Dotas, coordinator
office phone: 540.568.6180
Last Year's Guest Artists/Clinicians:
, Eastman School of Music
The No BS! Brass
, Richmond, VA
, Professor of Saxophone, James Madison University
Dr. David Stringham
, Professor of Music Education, James Madison University
Friday, 3/16 - JMU Tristate Jazz Festival guest artist concert/jam session
6:00 - 9:00 pm, The Artful Dodger (Court Square, Harrisonburg). Featuring
Chris Azzara (piano) and musicians from the No BS! Brass, plus JMU faculty.
Saturday, 3/17 - JMU Tri-State Jazz Festival, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Forbes Center & Music Building. Featuring high school jazz ensembles.
noon-1:00 pm: concurrent masterclasses
Concert - the JMU Jazz Ensemble with guest artists:
4:30 pm, Forbes Center Concert Hall, no admission charge.
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.
Pizza, snacks, and soda will be available for purchase from 11:30 am until the end of the day in the lobby of the music building (on a cash or check basis). On-campus dining services will also be available on a cash basis. Several fast food outlets are within one or two miles of the music building, but are not within walking distance.
Complimentary breakfast items and coffee for all directors will be available in the School of Music conference room (located in the Music Office, Room 123).
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.