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The Northwest College Jazz Festival is a non-competitive 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.
We are now inviting college ensembles and students to join us at the Northwest Jazz Festival. This division is open to soloists, combos, and ensembles of all sizes from community colleges or universities.
We are now welcoming combos (small groups focusing on improvisation) to join us in this special division. Open to small ensembles of any instrumentation. Students will have the opportunity to perform in a separate performance venue and work with a clinician and professional rhythm section.
Check back here for when registration opens.
$225 - Jazz Bands and Choirs
$125 - Jazz Combos
As part of your registration, please fill these out the appropriate set of festival forms. You can upload the completed forms during the registration process, or you may return them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and 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 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
Click here for the 2020 Festival Schedule.
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 PM
Powell High School Auditorium
This concert features the festival guest artists: Bob Sheppard and Säje.
Tickets for the concert may be purchased by calling 307-754-6425 or by stopping by the Music Office in the Nelson Performing Arts Center (NPA 16). The concert will be in Powell High School Auditorium. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.
*School directors and chaperones will also receive the discounted price.
Recording & Sound
231 W 6th Street Bldg 2
Powell, WY 82435
The Northwest Jazz Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Park County Travel Council.