JAZZWORKS Non-Competitive Band Festival

The Jazzworks Non-Competitive Band Festival (NCBF) provides an enhanced workshop experience for junior/senior high school students playing within large jazz ensembles. Band leaders and students from all over the province, and as far away as Saskatchewan, will take to the Yardbird Suite and the Old Strathcona Performance Centre to perform, learn and create new memories with their peers. Join in on the fun and be  part of the 15th year of this fantastic event!

GENERAL INFO

 

2020 CLINICIANS

We are delighted to announce the following clinicians for the 2020 event:
JIM LEWIS (Trumpet)
MARK SEGGER (Drums)
HEATHER SAUMER (Trombone)

TANIA GILL (Piano)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


REGISTRATION INFO

  • REGISTER HERE
  • Both jazz bands and vocal jazz ensembles are welcome.
  • Registration deadline: December 13, 2019
  • No refunds after November 13, 2019

CLINICS FEES

  • Earlybird Registration (Before October 13, 2019) – $425 per clinic
  • General Registration (After October 13, 2019) – $475 per clinic

SHOWCASE FEES

  • Time Slot Reservation Deposit – $100
    Upon reserving a showcase spot, 25 tickets will be held on your behalf for your performing ensemble. Once all showcase time slot reservations have been confirmed, performing ensembles will be contacted to confirm requests for additional tickets. Showcase tickets are $10 each and must be purchased for all participating, including students, band directors and chaperones. Performers get first priority.
  • Observer Tickets – $10 each, space permitting
    Once the ticketing for the performing ensembles has been taken care of, remaining tickets will be made available for purchase for non-performing ensembles, parents, general public, etc.

FREE IMPROVISATION CLINICS

  • Back  by popular demand! Improvisation clinics conducted by our guest clinicians, covering improvisation techniques, tips and inspiration.
  • The Improv Clinics are free but groups must confirm attendance/interest when completing online registration form.

FREE LUNCH-HOUR PERFORMANCE 

  • The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society is please to provide the opportunity for festival participants to observe a showcase but the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra!
  • This event is free for festival participants but groups must confirm attendance/interest when completing online registration form.

LUNCH OPTIONS

  • Lunch order options will be made available to participating schools to allow students/teachers to enjoy a warm meal while watching the lunch-hour performance.
  • Each order includes pizza, fresh veggies and juice.
  • Cost per student/teacher/chaperone = $10 each
  • Meals must be pre-ordered

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JUNE 21-30, 2019

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