High School Jazz Festival

Friday, February 10, 2023

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | von der Mehden Recital Hall

The annual UConn Jazz Festival is a non-competitive and educationally-rewarding experience that provides a forum for mutual support of each ensemble's efforts while enhancing skills in the jazz idiom. Highlights of the festival include a twenty-minute performance time for each ensemble in von der Mehden Recital Hall, a twenty-minute personalized clinic by a UConn Jazz faculty member, instrument-specific master classes, and a mini-concert by the UConn Jazz Ensemble and UConn Jazz faculty.

The jazz festival is free and open to the public.


9:00 a.m. - Performance by Coventry High School

9:25 a.m. - Performance by Maloney High School

9:50 a.m. - Performance by Capt. Nathan Hale M.S.

10:15 a.m. - Performance by Canton High School

10:40 a.m. - Performance by Canton Middle School

11:05 a.m. - Performance by Newington High School

12:00 - 12:35 p.m. - Improvisation Master Classes

12:40 - 1:15 p.m. - UConn Faculty & UConn Jazz Ensemble Mini Concert

1:30 p.m. - Performance by Middletown High School

1:55 p.m. - Performance by Newton High School

2:20 p.m. - Performance by South Windsor High School

2:45 p.m. - Performance by Farmington High School

3:10 p.m. - Performance by Hamden High School

3:35 p.m. - Performance by King School Combo

4:00 p.m. - Performance by Guilford High School

4:25 p.m. - Performance by Woodstock Academy

4:50 p.m. - Performance by Fitch High School

UConn Jazz Festival Faculty

Earl MacDonald, Professor of Music, Director of Jazz Studies, Director of UConn Jazz 10tet

John Mastroianni, Assistant Professor in Residence of Jazz Studies, Director of UConn Jazz Ensemble

Steve Bulmer, Director of UConn Jazz Combos, Instructor of Bass