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Jazz Studies Program

9th Annual JSU Jazz Festival


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*There is a $125 participation fee for each ensemble. This covers the cost of plaques, clinicians, and our guest artist.

The 9th Annual Jazz Festival will be held April 10th, 2020. The JSU Jazz Festival is the only regional jazz festival in the state of Alabama that is primarily focused on education. Clinics will be provided throughout the day, in addition to performances by the JSU jazz faculty and jazz ensembles.

Guest Artist

We are very excited to announce that the guest artist for the 9th Annual Jazz Festival will be trumpeter Mike Williams!

Mike Williams served as lead trumpet player for the Count Basie Orchestra for 31 years. With the orchestra, he recorded over twenty cd's, three of which were Grammy winners.

 He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at the University of Arkansas, Monticello, and is one of the professors of the Master of Music in Jazz Studies offered there.