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  • Celebrating the 42nd birthday of the Capital University Jazz Studies/Contemporary Music Programs

    Capital University's Conservatory of Music will present the 23rd Annual Jazz & World Music Festival from April 9th-April 24th, 2018. This event features music student, faculty and guest ensemble concerts, both on campus and in the community, and world-class jazz artists in clinics, workshops, and in concert throughout the period. All events are free and open to the public unless marked otherwise. A full schedule follows below!

    Friday, April 13th is earmarked for the Jazz Ensemble Invitational, bringing together middle and high school, collegiate and community jazz ensembles from within a multi-state region, and our own Capital ensembles for a friendly non-competitive atmosphere in an educationally emphasized setting. 

    Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra

    At 10 a.m. we will feature the STAN KENTON LEGACY ORCHESTRA, under the direction of legendary trumpeter Mike Vax! At 11 am, an array of clinic offerings from our featured Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra artists/guest adjudicators will include: the saxophone section, the trumpet section, the trombone section, and rhythm section. Enjoy a delicious lunch offering (additional fee required) at Noon with entertainment provided by the conFUSION Band and Capital U. Jazz Faculty Ensemble SPECTRUM. Plan to stick around for the many fine performances by guest school ensembles and an assortment of Capital ensembles from 1 pm-6 pm in both Huntington Recital Hall and Mees Auditorium.

    PERFORMING ARTISTS

    Artist Bios (to be posted soon.)
    Application 

    Complete Invitational schedule (will be posted in the middle of March, 2017) 
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    All events are free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets, picnic baskets, non-alcoholic beverage coolers to the multiple concerts at the Reflections Fountain, in the center of Capital's campus!


    Capital Jazz & World Music Festival Campus Schedule:

    Capital Jazz & World Music Festival Campus Schedule
    DAY LOCATION TIME PERFORMERS
    Monday, April 9 Huntington Recital Hall 8:00 p.m. Will Ash, percussion
      Huntington Recital Hall 9:00 p.m. Drew Martin, percussion
    Tuesday, April 10 Huntington Recital Hall 8:00 p.m. Harrison Belew, guitar
      Huntington Recital Hall 9:00 p.m. Chris Dooley, guitar
    Wednesday, April 11 Huntington Recital Hall 8:00 p.m. Joey Allison, percussion
      Huntington Recital Hall 9:00 p.m. Devon Murray, bass
      Huntington Recital Hall 9:30 p.m. Julian Dittmer, piano
    Thursday, April 12 Mees Auditorium 8:00 p.m. Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra Chefs Table OPEN Rehearsal – Come see how the ingredients come together to make a satisfying dish!
    Friday, April 13 Mees Auditorium ALL DAY INVITATIONAL
      Mees Auditorium 10:00 a.m. Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra Recital Hour Concert – OPEN to PUBLIC
      Mees Auditorium 11:00-11:50 a.m. Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra Trumpet Section Clinic
      Conservatory 203 11:00-11:50 a.m. Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra
    Trombone Section Clinic
      Huntington Recital Hal 11:00-11:50 a.m. Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra
    Saxophone Section Clinic
      Conservatory 140 (Crist Room) 11:00-11:50 a.m. Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra
    Rhythm Section Clinic
      Conservatory 121 1:00-11:50 a.m. Vocal Workshop with Ginger Berglund
      Mees Courtyard LUNCH/CONCERT 12:00-1:00 p.m. Capital conFUSION BAND & Capital Faculty Jazz Ensemble SPECTRUM
      Mees Auditorium 1:00-6:00 p.m. Invitational: Various Ensemble Performances TBD
      Huntington Recital Hall 1:00-6:00 p.m.

    Invitational: Various Ensemble Performances TBD

      Mees Auditorium 7:00 p.m. Capital University Big Band – OPEN to PUBLIC
      Mees Auditorium 8:00 p.m. Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra Concert – OPEN to PUBLIC
    Thursday, April 19 Sounds at the Fountains 2:00 p.m. Savoy
      Sounds at the Fountains 5:00 p.m. World Music Ensemble
    Thursday, April 20 Café Jazz at One Main: Campus Student Center 8:00 p.m. MIDI Band, Jazz Percussion Ensemble & conFUSION Band
    Monday, April 23 Sounds at the Fountains 11:00 a.m. Vanguard Ensemble
      Sounds at the Fountains 11:30 a.m. Jazz Guitar Ensemble
      Sounds at the Fountains 12:00 p.m. Guitar Workshop
      Sounds at the Fountains 5:00 p.m. The C.U.R.E. (Capital University Rock Ensemble)
    Tuesday, April 24 Sounds at the Fountains 2:00 p.m. Capital University Big Band
      Sounds at the Fountains 3:30 p.m. conFUSION Band
      Sounds at the Fountains 5:00 p.m. Jazz Percussion Ensemble


    A Word About Our Sponsors

    Jazz & World Music Festival wouldn't be possible without the support of numerous corporations, local businesses and organizations. Support the businesses that sponsor the Jazz & World Music Festival!

    For more information, contact Dr. Lou Fischer at ljazzmanf@yahoo.com or 614-236-6285.