Jazz and World Music Festival

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    21st Annual Jazz & World Music Festival:
    April 9 - April 21, 2015

    Capital University's Conservatory of Music will present the 21st annual Jazz & World Music Festival from April 9-April 21, 2015. 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.

    In addition, one day is earmarked for the Jazz Ensemble Invitational which brings together middle and high school, collegiate and community jazz ensembles from within a multi-state region for a friendly non-competitive atmosphere in an educationally emphasized setting. Adjudication is delivered each year by judges recognized globally as master educators. The event is an endorsed event of the Jazz Education Network.

    The April 10, 2015 Invitational features world-renowned trombonist, Bill Watrous, and the extraordinary talents of drummer/educator/ensemble director, Tim Froncek! Pianist, Luke Gillespie, of the Indiana University Jazz Faculty will also be joining us an adjudicator and clinician, along with Jazz Education Network Co-Founder, Mary Jo Papich, and Capital's own Dr. Michael Cox and internationally recognized trumpeter, Rob Parton!

    Download an application today! (First-Come First-Served)
    Download the preliminary festival schedule (PDF) and watch for updates online!

    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:

    Thursday, April 9 Huntington Recital Hall 8:00-9:30 p.m. Bill Watrous and Friends
    Friday, April 10 Mees Concert Hall & Huntington Recital Hall All Day Invitational: Download Schedule
    Sunday, April 12 Huntington Recital Hall 7:00 p.m. Stan Smith Faculty Recital 
    Monday, April 13 Reflections Fountain 5:00-6:00 p.m. Savoy Ensemble
    Monday, April 13 Bexley Library Auditorium 7:00-8:00 p.m. Spectrum: Capital Jazz Faculty
    Tuesday, April 14 Reflections Fountain 12:00-1:00 p.m. World Music Ensemble
    Tuesday, April 14 Huntington Recital Hall 8:00-10:00 p.m. Zakk Jones and Ryan Folger Recitals 
    Wednesday, April 15 Reflections Fountain 4:00-5:00 p.m. Vanguard Combo
    Thursday, April 16 Reflections Fountain 2:00-3:00 p.m. Jazz Consort
    Thursday, April 16 Reflections Fountain 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jazz Percussion Ensemble
    Thursday, April 16 Huntington Recital Hall 8:00-10:00 p.m. Kyle Gentile/Steven Jacobs/Tony McKrimmon Recitals 
    Monday, April 20 Reflections Fountain 12:00-1:00 p.m. Guitar Workshop & Jazz Guitar Ensemble
    Monday, April 20 Reflections Fountain 4:00-5:00 p.m. The C.U.R.E. (Capital University Rock Ensemble)
    Tuesday, April 21 Reflections Fountain 4:00-5:00 p.m. conFUSION Band
    Tuesday, April 21 Reflections Fountain 5:00-6:00 p.m. Capital University Big Band

    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 or 614-236-6285.