Friday, April 05
8:30 AM

  • Lucas Theatre for the Arts
  • Approx. 7 hrs
  • Free

Sponsored by
Bob Faircloth

Sponsored in part by
Wet Willie’s Management Group

Partial support by
Anne P. West

Swing Central Jazz Competition

During the competition on the final day of the program, each of the 12 bands performs a 25-minute set for a panel of judges that is led by Jim Ketch and includes Dave Stryker, Rodney Whitaker, Ricardo Pascal and Brianna Thomas.


Part I (Competition Order Randomly Generated)
8:30am Agoura High School Jazz “A”
8:55am Calabasas Jazz “A” Band

9:20 – 9:25am Break

9:25am Spruce Creek High School 12 O’Clock Jazz Band
9:50am Seattle JazzED Girls Ellington Project
10:25am Enloe High School Jazz Ambassadors
10:50am Rio Americano PM Jazz Ensemble

11:15am-12:15pm Break

Part II (Competition Order Randomly Generated)
12:15pm Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band
12:40pm Plymouth-Canton Educational Park John Coltrane Ensemble

1:05 – 1:10pm Break

1:10pm Memphis Central High School Jazz Band
1:35pm Albemarle High School Jazz Ensemble

2:00 – 2:10pm Break

2:10pm Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Ensemble
2:35pm Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra

3:30pm Finalists announced 


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