Coronado JazzFest

CoSA Jazzfest

Saturday, May 6, 2017

We are no longer taking applications for this year.

Coronado JazzFest 2017 Application Form

Coronado JazzFest Invitation Letter from Matt Heinecke

Schedule of Events


Salt & Pepper Clinic

A limited number of bands will have the opportunity to participate in the Salt & Pepper clinic. Bill Yeager, nationally renowned jazz educator, and the SDSU Jazz Band will be conducting this clinic. Each member of your band will be teamed with a musician who plays the same instrument. First, your band plays its piece and Professor Yeager will critique the performance. Each musician then gives private suggestions to your musicians. Finally, the SDSU Jazz Band performs your music for your students. The $250 fee for the Salt & Pepper Clinic is a real bargain. This is an opportunity you won’t want your students to miss.

Adjudication Format

There will be a 30-minute warm-up followed by a 30-minute performance before three distinguished jazz adjudicators. Each group will be limited to three selections, preferably of diverse styles. Total performance time will be 15-17 minutes. The remainder of your half hour will be spent in clinic receiving immediate, direct feedback from one or more of your adjudicators. You will also receive written and digital comments. The JazzFest Entry Fee of $250 includes the lunchtime concert.

There are five ensemble classifications:
A) College or Independent (not affiliated with a school)
B) Advanced High School
C) Intermediate High School
D) Novice High School
E) Middle School

Plaques will be awarded to the top three groups in each performance category, and one will be given to the outstanding individual musician in each division. Certificates will also be given for outstanding individual musicianship. Winners will be notified by mail and all trophies will be mailed out in May.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made before March 31. Cancellations after March 31 will be subject to no refund based on our ability to fill the time we have reserved for you.


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