Music Department

Northwest Jazz Festival

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The 34th Annual Northwest Jazz Festival
Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28, 2017
With All-State Band


Featuring: Details Coming Soon!


Festival Philosophy

The Northwest College Jazz Festival is a noncompetitive performance opportunity for vocal and instrumental jazz groups at all levels of proficiency. High quality assessment and instruction will be provided by respected jazz educators in a positive and constructive learning environment. This festival encourages young musicians and teachers to grow through camaraderie and musical exchange.


Registration will open in the fall of 2016.  

Festival Cost: $200.00 - Jazz Bands & Choirs; $150.00 - Jazz Combos.


Festival Forms: Please fill these out and return completed forms via email to, or fax to (307) 754-6340, or bring them to the Festival Office before your performance at the Festival.

Jazz Band Form CLICK HERE

Jazz Choir Form CLICK HERE


Refunds are only available for entry fees when circumstances prevent the judges from appearing at the festival.


Each group may schedule a 20-minute performance time which will include recorded and written adjudication, followed by an off-stage 20-minute clinic for your band or choir. Teachers may elect to receive a rating or "comments only."

Music displays, as well as clinics and workshops, will be available throughout the two-day the festival.

Awards are given to outstanding soloists over the course of the festival. Judges also select a band and choir who exemplify our festival philosophy by their performance and spirit for the duration of the festival.


Details Coming Soon!

Concert Tickets

Tickets for the Monday evening concert may be purchased by calling 307-254-6425 or by stopping by the Music Office in the Nelson Performing Arts Center (NPA 16). The concert will be in the NPA Auditorium. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early.


Prices: Details Coming Soon!


Schools that register for Jazz Festival and reserve their concert tickets by February 1, 2016, will receive a $3.00/ticket school discount. Remember, you only have to reserve your tickets to receive the discount. 

Festival All-Star Choir and Band

Directors are invited to participate in the Festival All-Star workshops for band or choir. During this noon-time rehearsal on Monday, all students will be treated to a concert in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. All directors are encouraged to be part of this fun, musical exchange. These groups will be featured in a short performance at the Monday evening concert. LOTS OF FUN FOR THE STUDENTS!


Festival Directors

Craig Olson

Brennan Baglio

Department Secretary

Diana Gwynn

Recording & Sound

Robert Rumbolz


Jeff Troxel

Mailing Address

Music Department
Northwest College
231 W 6th Street Bldg 2
Powell, WY 82435
FAX: 307-754-6340
Phone: 307-754-6425

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*The Northwest Jazz Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Craig Olson
Visiting Instructor of Music; Director of Bands


Brennan Baglio
Instructor of Music; Director of Choirs