High School Jazz Festival

High School Jazz Festival - Friday, March 15, 2019


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


The inaugural UConn Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 in von der Mehden Recital Hall on the UConn Storrs campus from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The format of the festival shall be a non-competitive and educationally rewarding experience that provides a forum to support each other’s efforts while enhancing skills in the jazz idiom. Highlights of the day will include:

  • A 20 minute performance time for each ensemble
  • A 20 minute clinic by a UConn jazz faculty member
  • Instrument specific master classes by UConn Jazz Faculty
  • Mini concert featuring the UConn Jazz Ensemble with jazz faculty members