[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 
Program at
California State University
, Sacramento (CSUS), have announced plans for a Trad Jazz Youth Band 
Festival (TJYBF),
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, 
Co-Chairperson of
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 
other schools,
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 
following afternoon
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
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