Featured guest artists:
UM Jazz Band I
The Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival is a non-competitive, educational event. High school and college jazz bands perform every 30 minutes throughout both days and receive written comments from the guest clinicians. Immediately following its performance, each band will have an opportunity to work for 30 minutes with one of the clinicians in another location.
The student ensamble recognized by the clinicians as most outstanding from each day will be given the opportuntiy to open the evening concert.
It is possible to receive a numerical rating upon request. Also, Outstanding Soloist Awards will be given to deserving soloists from the daytime performances. They will be presented during the Friday and Saturday night concert. This adds an element of excitement to the festivities and recognizes superior individual achievement without creating a competitive atmosphere.
Each group registration fee of $200 includes the adjudication, an audio tape of the performance and access to clinics and the daytime performances. Evening concert reserve tickets can be purchased separately.
The deadline for registration is April 1, 2012. To participate please fill out this registration form and return to: Lance Boyd, University of Montana School of Music, 32 Campus Drive, Music Bldg. Rm. 101, Missoula, MT 59812-7992. For further festival information call the UM Music Department at (406) 243-6880 or the UM Jazz Program at (406) 243-5071.
FRIDAY, April 27
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
College, high school and junior high school jazz band performances
Clinic with Bob Sheppard
featuring Bob Sheppard, Buddy DeFranco, Jazz Festival Trio, and UM Jazz Band
SATURDAY, April 28
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
College, high school and Junior high school jazz band performances
Clinic with Ignacio Berroa
featuring Ignacio Berroa, Buddy DeFranco, Jazz Festival Trio, and UM Jazz Band
All jazz festival events are held in the University Theatre.
Reserved tickets for the evening concerts can be purchased at the GrizTix, the UC Box Office, Adams Center ticket office or Worden’s Market. Second night discount price available. For more ticket information call 1-888-MONTANA. All seats are reserved.
For more information, see the UM website.