Coronado JazzFest

CoSA Jazzfest

Saturday, May 10, 2014 – The Public is Invited.

On behalf of Coronado School of the Arts Foundation, we invite you and your band to participate in Coronado JazzFest 2014, our fourteenth annual Jazz Festival. This year the festival will be held on Saturday, May 10, at Coronado High School, 650 D Ave, Coronado, CA 92118. We have space for 50 ensembles, which fill quickly. Please return your application form and check right away to reserve your performance time.

Schedule of Events

Jazz Competition and Salt & Pepper Clinics:  8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lunchtime Concert featuring SDSU Jazz Band: noon

Adjudication Format

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 taped comments. There will be a 30-minute warm-up followed by a 30-minute performance before three distinguished jazz adjudicators. The JazzFest Entry Fee of $250 ($25 discount on all registrations received by February 28) 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

Trophies will be awarded to the top three groups in each performance category, and a trophy 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.

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 $225 fee for the Salt & Pepper Clinic is a real bargain. This is an opportunity you won’t want your students to miss.

Salt & Pepper / JazzFest Package Deal: $425. (Payment MUST be made by February 28, 2014)

Download JazzFest Director’s Invitation

Download JazzFest Application

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations after March 31, 2013 will be subject to partial or no refund based on our ability to fill the time we have reserved for you.

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