57th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival
January 24 @ 10:00 am - January 26 @ 9:00 pm$5
Features over sixty area schools and is voluntarily run entirely by Clark College Band Students
Clark College hosts the 57th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival presents three full days of exhilarating big band jazz on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, January 24-26, 2019 in the Gaiser Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver WA 98663. Admission is $5 per day. Clark College students and children under 12 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free of charge.
Sixty middle and high school jazz ensembles from throughout Washington and Oregon are scheduled to perform in this year’s competition with trophies presented to the top three jazz ensembles for middle schools and A through AAAA division high schools. Individual outstanding musician awards will also be presented at the end of each division’s preliminary competitions. At the end of Saturday evening, the Dale Beacock Memorial Sweepstakes Award will be presented to one outstanding band selected from the entire festival.
Preliminary competitions for the 2019 festival will start on Thursday with middle schools from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with middle school finals starting at 4:00 p.m. On Friday, competition begins at 10:00 with A and AA division jazz bands performing. AAA and AAAA jazz bands take the stage on Saturday beginning at 8:20 a.m. Finals competitions will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings ending with the trophies presentation.
The Clark College Jazz Band, under the direction of Festival Director Dr. Doug Harris, will perform at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, noon and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday. The 2018 Sweepstakes Band, Mead High School (Spokane, WA), under the direction of Rob Lewis, will hold the spotlight on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m.
For complete information about the Clark College Music Department concerts featuring the orchestra, band, jazz ensemble, and choirs, please see http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/arts-events/music/jazz_festival/index.php.