Swing Central Jazz

March 30 – April 1, 2016


 

Announcing the twelve finalists for Swing Central Jazz 2016!

Congratulations to our twelve finalists for Swing Central Jazz 2016!

Agoura High Studio Jazz, directed by Chad Bloom (Agoura Hills, CA)
Agoura High School Jazz “A” Band, directed by Bob Hackett (Agoura Hills, CA)
Albemarle High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Greg Thomas (Charlottesville, VA)
Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra, directed by Marc Townley (Byron Center, MI)
Calabasas High School Jazz ‘A’ Band, directed by Joshua Barroll (Calabasas, CA)
Dreyfoos School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Pedro Hernandez (West Palm Beach, FL)
Fontainebleau High School Jazz Ensemble One, directed by Lee Hicks (Mandeville, LA)
Hoover HS First Edition Jazz Ensemble, directed by Sallie Vines White (Hoover, AL)
The Lovett Ellington Jazz Ensemble, directed by Stutz Wimmer (Atlanta, GA)
Northview High School Jazz Band, directed by Greg Wells (Grand Rapids, MI)
Penn High School Jazz I, directed by Bill Leather (Mishawaka, IN)
Spruce Creek High School 12 O’ Clock Jazz Band, directed by Robert K. Bosma (Port Orange, FL)

Alternate: Champaign Central High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Currey (Champaign, IL)

Posted December 10, 2015


 

 

Swing Central Jazz is a three-day workshop and competition with a collective approach to big band jazz instruction. Led by pianist/composer/educator Marcus Roberts, the clinician team includes a wide range of jazz educators such as Wycliffe Gordon, Jason Marsalis, Jim Ketch (Associate Director), Rodney Whitaker and Ron Westray. Swing Central Jazz 2016 takes place from March 30 – April 1 in Savannah, GA. For more information, contact education@savannahmusicfestival.org

“This is the finest jazz festival my ensembles have ever attended.”
John Mosley, Agoura Hills, CA


 

Sponsored by Wet Willie’s Management Corp. and Anne P. West
Partial support by Adventure Music, The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund and Publix Super Markets Charities