Jazz and World Music Festival and Honors Jazz Festival | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Jazz World Music Festival

    2023 Jazz and World Music Festival
    & Honors Jazz Festival

    Capital University
    March 27 – April 1, 2023

    Schedule of Events

    Monday, March 27

    Guest Artist - FIVE PLAY
    6:00pm Huntington Recital Hall

    Student Recital - Patrick Richard, Guitar
    8:00pm Huntington Recital Hall

    WednesDAY, MARCH 29

    New Standards by Women Jam Sessions 
    8:30pm Brother's Drake Meadery

    ThurSDAY, MARCH 30

    Festival at the Fountains
    featuring Capital University Jazz Ensembles
    All Day, Mound Street Plaza
    Rain Location - Huntington Recital Hall


    The Capital University Big Band with Guest Artist Rebeca Mauleón
    7:00pm Mees Hall 

    SaturDAY, April 1

    Honors Jazz Festival Showcase Concert  
    3:30pm Mees Hall

    High School Honors Jazz Band Festival, March 31st-April 1st

    Capital University is thrilled to announce the 2023 Honors Jazz Festival, March 31st and April 1st. This two-day event held at the Conservatory of Music will feature clinics, rehearsals, and performances led by the Jazz Studies faculty and special guest artist Rebeca Mauleón. Any instrument type is encouraged for consideration. All students selected from the audition & nomination process will be in a large ensemble and a combo that will perform in concert on April 1st in the afternoon. The honors jazz band will be the culminating performance of our weeklong Jazz & World Music Festival. This year we are celebrating women jazz musicians, composers, and arrangers.

    Student highlights include:

    • Participation in the honors big band and jazz combos
    • Attending master classes led by Capital Conservatory faculty and guest artists
    • Listening to performances by faculty and guest artists, as well as Capital University jazz ensembles
    • Overnight housing available to students who are not local to central Ohio

    Student Nomination for the Jazz Festival:

    Directors may nominate up to three students to participate in the Honors Jazz Band. To nominate students, please complete the online nomination form. When nominating students, we ask that you list them according to ability, regardless of instrument, and that they are available and express an enthusiastic desire to participate in the event. All instruments are encouraged and welcomed! Directors will be notified by email regarding which students have been selected to participate in the Jazz Festival by Friday, March 17th, and your selected students will be contacted soon after that.

    Are you a student interested in participating? Please speak to your band director about the nomination process!

    Placement Audition Information:

    Students will be asked to prepare a short placement audition so that we may assemble the seating within the ensemble. A recording submission is recommended. If you are unable to prepare a recording, we will host an in-person audition on at Capital University (Date and time TBD). Audition submission form coming soon!

    Train (Comp. Ryan Hamilton) - Based on “Take the ‘A’ Train” If any other transposition is needed for your instrument, please contact us!

    Alto & Baritone Saxophone & any Eb instrument
    Tenor Saxophone & any Bb instrument
    Trumpet & any Bb instrument
    Trombone & any bass clef instrument
    Bass Trombone & any bass clef instrument
    Guitar/Piano & any C instrument

    Event Information

    COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

    University COVID-19 policies are currently under review. We will communicate any COVID-19 protocols, such as masks and/or bell covers prior to the event. 

    For more information, contact conservfrontoffice@capital.edu.

    Past Events

    View some of our past Jazz and World Music Festival performances on The Conservatory of Music YouTube Channel

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