JCU Jazz Summit

February 16-17, 2018

The Jazz Collective of Utah has partnered with Snow College to present the JCU Jazz Summit at Snow College in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on the Snow College campus. This two-day festival celebrates jazz through adjudicated performances, clinics and special lunch time performances by our amazing guest artists. High school, junior high school, and middle school jazz ensembles, jazz combos, and vocal jazz groups are invited to perform. All jazz enthusiasts are invited to attend. The Summit is hosted by Carl Allen, New York based drummer & educator and Phil Kuehn, Director of Jazz Studies, Snow College. The cost is $200.00 per school or group.

• High Schools, Junior High Schools and Middle Schools are invited to participate
• Big Bands, Jazz Combos, and Vocal Jazz groups are invited to participate

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Summit Faculty:

  • Carl Allen, Drums
  • Philip Kuehn, Bass
  • Rodney Jones, Guitar
  • Christie Dashiell, Voice
  • Sullivan Fortner, Piano
  • Eddie Allen, Trumpet

 

JCU Jazz Summit Schedule

This two-day festival celebrates jazz through adjudicated performances, clinics, jam sessions, lunch time performances by Snow College students, and evening concerts by our amazing guest artists.

Friday, February 16, 2018
  • 7:30am Welcome/Arrival, Performances/Clinics (On Stage in Jorgensen Concert Hall) – 15 min. performance, followed by 30 min. clinic with Faculty
  • 8:00 – 8:45am Ephraim Middle School Big Band
  • 8:55 – 9:40am Mt. Nebo Jr. High Big Band
  • 9:50 – 10:35am Payson Sr. High Big Band
  • 10:45am - 11:30am Snow College Big Band
  • 11:40am - 12:25pm Woods Cross High School Big Band
  • **12:30 – 1:50 Lunch (on your own) and Performance by Snow College Combo/Big Band - On Stage

Masterclasses

  • 2:00 – 2:45pm “Harmony for Improvisation” - Eddie Allen - M140
  • 2:55 - 3:50pm “The Function of the Rhythm Section” – Carl Allen, Rodney Jones, Sullivan Fortner, Phil Kuehn - On Stage
  • 4:00 - 4:45 Masterclasses by Instrument - Rooms TBA
  • 5:00 – 6:15 Faculty Concert – On Stage
  • 6:30 – ? Jam Session with Snow Students - On Stage (Optional)
Saturday, February 17, 2018
    • 8:00am Welcome/Arrival
    • Performances/Clinics (On Stage in Jorgensen Concert Hall) – 15 min. performance, followed by 30 min. clinic with Faculty
    • 8:30 - 9:15am Gunnison Valley HS Combo
    • 9:25 - 10:10am Snow College “Morning Swing” Combo
    • 10:20 - 11:05am Layton High School Big Band
    • *11:15am - 12:00pm “Harmony for Improvisation” - Eddie Allen M140 - Masterclass
    • **12:00 – 1:20 Lunch (on your own) and Performance by Snow College Combo/Big Band - On Stage
    • 1:30 - 2:15 Salem Hills High School Big Band (Performance/Clinic) - On Stage

Masterclasses

  • 2:30 - 3:20 The Function of the Rhythm Section – Carl Allen, Rodney Jones, Sullivan Fortner, Phil Kuehn On Stage
  • 3:30 - 4:15 Masterclasses by Instrument - Rooms TBA
  • 4:30 – 5:45 Faculty Concert – On Stage
  • 6:00 – ? Jam Session with Snow Students - On Stage (Optional)