2013 Jazz Festival Information
February 21-23, 2013
The NAU Jazz Festival is a non-competitive arena for middle school, high school, and junior college musicians. This type of festival creates a relaxed atmosphere that promotes education as opposed to competition. Big bands and combos perform for adjudicators to receive ratings and/or comments. Following the performances, most groups will participate in feedback clinics with our adjudicators.
This year will be the 51st annual NAU Jazz Festival. Approximately 50 bands will perform in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium over the 3 days of the festival. Participating band performances and scheduled clinics are free and open to the public. Please join us in supporting the talented students attending and performing at the festival.
year’s guest artist is saxophonist Brice Winston. Brice is a Grammy
award-winning jazz master who is known especially for his work with trumpeter
Terence Blanchard. Brice will be
featured in concert with NAU Jazz Ensemble One on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm.
Tickets are available through the Central Ticket Office
$15 students/$20 adults in advance or $20/$25 at the door.
Local Phone: 928-523-5661
Toll Free: 888-520-7214
Read more about Brice Winston at http://www.bricewinston.com/
We are pleased to announce that the judges for this year's Festival are Rich Eames, Fred Forney, Ryan Haines, Tom Peterson, Gary Solt, and Raul Yanez.
For more information about the Festival please contact NAU Jazz Studies at 928-523-3779 or email Jazz.Studies@nau.edu.
Invitation and Application Form (Adobe format)
Information packet for Directors (Adobe format)