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The Northwest College Jazz Festival is a noncompetitive performance opportunity for vocal and instrumental jazz groups at all levels of proficiency. High quality assessment and instruction will be provided by respected jazz educators in a positive and constructive learning environment. This festival encourages young musicians and teachers to grow through camaraderie and musical exchange.
We are now inviting college ensembles and students to join us at the Northwest Jazz Festival. This division is open to soloists, combos and ensembles of all sizes from community colleges or universities.
We are now welcoming soloists and combos (small groups focusing on improvisation) to join us in this special division. Open to soloists on any instrument (including voice), or to small ensembles of any instrumentation. Students will have the opportunity to perform in a separate performance venue and work with a clinician and professional rhythm section. Soloists are welcome to bring their own combos for accompaniment or perform with our in house professional trio!
Registration will open in the fall of 2017.
$200 - Jazz Bands and Choirs
$100 - Jazz Combos
$50 - Soloists
As part of your registration, please fill these out the appropriate set of festival forms. You can upload the completed forms during the registration process, or you may return them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax (307) 754-6340.
Refunds are only available for entry fees when circumstances prevent the judges from appearing at the festival.
Each group may schedule a 20-minute performance time which will include recorded and written adjudication and an off-stage 20-minute clinic for your band or choir. Teachers may elect to receive a rating or "comments only."
Music displays, as well as clinics and workshops, will be available throughout the two-day festival.
Awards are given to outstanding soloists over the course of the festival. Judges also select a band and choir who exemplify our festival philosophy by their performance and spirit for the duration of the festival.
Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 PM
Powell High School Auditorium
This concert features the festival guest artists and the Wyoming All-State Jazz Choir.
Tickets for the Monday evening concert may be purchased by calling 307-754-6425 or by stopping by the Music Office in the Nelson Performing Arts Center (NPA 16). The concert will be in Powell High School Auditorium. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.
*Schools that register for Jazz Festival and reserve their concert tickets by February 1, 2016, will receive a $3.00/ticket school discount.
Band directors are invited to participate in the Festival All-Star workshop. During this noon-time rehearsal on Monday, all students will be treated to a concert in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. All band directors are encouraged to be part of this fun, musical exchange. The Festival All-Star Jazz Band will be featured in a short performance at the end of the noon concert. LOTS OF FUN FOR THE STUDENTS!
Recording & Sound
231 W 6th Street Bldg 2
Powell, WY 82435
The Northwest Jazz Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.