FULLERTON COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT
CANCELS 2015 JAZZ FESTIVAL
AND ANNOUNCES 2016-2018 FESTIVAL DATES
2016 Festival Features Vocal Competition on Friday, April 22, 2016,
and Instrumental Competition on Saturday, April 23, 2016
2017 Festival Dates: April 21-22, 2017
2018 Festival Dates: April 20-21, 2018
Fullerton College Music Department has been looking forward to hosting the 43rd Annual Jazz Festival on April 10-11, 2015. Unfortunately, the dates are in conflict with most of our local high school spring break schedules. Rather than produce a much smaller festival, we have decided that the best course of action is to cancel this year’s festival and begin planning for our 2016 festival. We will resume our tradition of producing one of the West Coast’s premier scholastic jazz festivals on Friday, April 22 (vocal competition) and Saturday, April 23 (instrumental competition), 2016. In an attempt to prevent any further scheduling conflicts, we have reserved the following weekends for 2017 and 2018 as well: April 21-22, 2017 and April 20-21, 2018.
The 2016 event will offer participants an exciting performance and educational festival experience with expert adjudication, clinics and master classes led by FC jazz faculty and guest professional musicians as well as “hands-on” opportunities in FC’s state-of-the-art digital drum set and music technology labs. Also on tap will be performances by the top FC big band, combo and vocal jazz ensemble, plus exciting awards ceremonies with special performances by the Jazz Cadré, featuring FC faculty members Bruce Babad, Dr. Joe Jewell, Jamie Shew, Mike Scott, Roger Shew and Matt Johnson.
If you have already paid, your checks will be returned to you by mid January.