[Dixielandjazz] More On STJS Youth Festival
Robert S. Ringwald
robert at ringwald.com
Sat Mar 5 00:41:47 PST 2005
>From the STJS web site, http://www.sacjazz.org
Trad Jazz Youth Band Festival
For immediate release
March 1, 2005
For additional information, contact:
Yvonne Au, (916) 481-5403
Sacramento to Host Youth Band Festival
) - The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society (STJS) and the Jazz Studies
California State University
, Sacramento (CSUS), have announced plans for a Trad Jazz Youth Band
to be held in
Sacramento in February, 2006.
The festival is believed to be the first adjudicated student festival for
or traditional jazz music, according to its organizers.
"The ultimate goal of the event is to encourage school band directors to
traditional jazz in their music curricula," said Bob Williams,
the STJS Jazz Education Committee. "But the festival will also welcome jazz
or independent youth bands." To qualify, an ensemble must have ten or fewer
all of whom are age 21 or younger, or enrolled in college.
Currently there are several popular student jazz festivals on the West Coast
run according to guidelines of the International Association for Jazz
They include the Folsom and Reno Jazz Festivals and the Next Generation Jazz
. Jazz ensembles from junior high, high school, and colleges have the unique
to perform and to receive critique and awards, listen to their peers from
and frequently see professional artists perform as well. These festivals are
the highlight of the year for many jazz bands. However, TJYBF sponsors say
has never been an adjudicated student festival for traditional jazz music.
The combo fee of $100 per small ensemble includes a director's festival pass
hosted luncheon by STJS for band directors, use of warm-up room prior to
adjudicated performance onstage before a live audience, feedback clinic with
forms and audio tape, entry into competitive or non-competitive divisions,
on the different styles of trad jazz, instrumental and vocal clinics, music
evening awards showcase with guest artist Bob Draga, and complimentary
for each musician and one parent to the STJS Jazz Sunday session the
at the nearby Dante Club.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2006
on the CSUS campus. Tickets will be priced at $10 for all-events festival
or $8 for tickets to the evening concert only.
For additional festival information, contact
yvonnea1 at surewest.net
or follow the link from
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