Swing Central Jazz

Swing Central Jazz

Marcus Roberts, Director | April 3–5, 2019

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 Jason Marsalis, Jim Ketch (Associate Director), Brianna Thomas and Wycliffe Gordon.

“This is the finest jazz festival my ensembles have ever attended.”

John Mosley, Agoura Hills, CA

Congratulations to our 2019 Finalists!
  • Agoura High School Jazz “A” (Agoura Hills, CA) – Bob Hackett, dir.
  • Albemarle High School Jazz Ensemble (Charlottesville, VA) – Greg Thomas, dir.
  • Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra (Byron Center, MI) – Marc Townley, dir.
  • Calabasas Jazz “A” Band (Calabasas, CA) – Aaron Kohen, dir.
  • Enloe High School Jazz Ambassadors (Raleigh, NC) – Robert C. Hunter, dir.
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band (New York, NY) – Matt Buttermann, dir.
  • Memphis Central High School Jazz Band (Memphis, TN) – Ollie Liddell, dir.
  • Plymouth Canton Educational Park John Coltrane Ensemble (Canton, MI) – Noah Bellamy, dir.
  • Rio Americano PM Jazz Ensemble (Sacramento, CA) – Maxwell Kiesner, dir.
  • Seattle JazzEd Girls Ellington Project (Seattle, WA) – Kelly Clingan, dir.
  • Spruce Creek High School 12 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble (Port Orange, FL) – Robert Bosma, dir.
  • Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Ensemble (Tarpon Springs, FL) – Chris De León, dir.

Alternate: West Forsyth High School Jazz Ensemble (Clemmons, NC) – Phil Wingfield and Patricia Hughes Ball, dirs.

For more information, contact education@savannahmusicfestival.org




Sponsored by Bob Faircloth, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Anne P. West.