NEW! Jazzworks Band Connect is a spin-off initiative of the Jazzworks Non-Competitive Band Festival, a popular student jazz band experience hosted annually by the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society. Band Connect was developed to provide an opportunity for junior/ senior high band directors to get feedback from industry educators and performers on their band’s performance. This new format will allow band directors to submit video and/or audio recordings of their band and in return receive audio/video feedback commentaries and adjudicator notes they can share with their students.



You submit:

  • Recording of 3 songs (.wav, .mp4, mp3) 
  • Electronic copies of the charts (If available)
  • A listing of the bands instrumentation 
  • Up to three questions or topics for the adjudicator to answer or touch on.

We will provide you with the adjudicators’ feedback within 7-10 days.

It`s that simple!

$250 + GST for each 3-song submission

We’ve set a goal to see at least 20 bands access this program in 2021!
If you have any questions or need assistance with your submission please feel free to contact us at jazzworks@edmontonjazz.com. We want to support you as best we can.



Award winning jazz saxophonist/pianist/vocalist, and world renowned orchestra Pops conductor, MATT CATINGUB wears many hats.

Matt has conducted for artists as diverse as Diana Krall, Al Jarreau, Elvis Costello, Gladys Night, and Take Six, to name a few. Significantly he has also made a specialty of arranging and orchestrating symphonic shows for major international artists, thereby enabling them to work with orchestras. These artists include Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs, the Righteous Brothers, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole, Toni Tennille, Michael McDonald,, Toto, Pat Benatar, and many many others. 


Montreal-based saxophonist and composer CHRISTINE JENSEN has been described as, “an original voice on the international jazz scene… [and] one of Canada’s most compelling composers,” by Mark Miller of the Globe and Mail.

As an adjudicator, clinician, and instructor at McGill, she is influencing the next generation of
composers and players.  In her travels abroad, she has shared her love of music and invaluable
experience with young jazz enthusiasts around the world, from Norway to Peru, Turkey to Montreal, and back home on the West Coast. She has always been active in jazz education, leading clinics and workshops and adjudicating.



Feel free to contact the Jazzworks Director, Joel Gray, at jazzworks@edmontonjazz.com

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