The TU Jazz Festival,
featuring world-renowned Yamaha artist and baritone saxophonist Denis DiBlasio,
will be held Friday January 18 and Saturday January 19, 2013. The afternoon sessions will be the same on Friday and Saturday. Morning band performances and evening concerts will be different on Friday and Saturday.
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Everyone registered for the conference will gather in the concert hall for band performances. Bands will warm up in 3069, move to the stage for performance, and then move to 3071 for their clinic. After the clinic, bands will return to the concert hall to watch remaining performances.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The following sessions will take place during this time frame: Building Vocabulary for Improvisation; Focused Listening; The Rhythm Section Playing Together; How to Practice. Choose one, or several, and check them out. (Session topics subject to change)
Everyone registered for the conference will gather in the concert hall, where the sessions will culminate in an energizing, entertaining, and informational masterclass with world-renowned artist Denis DiBlasio.
A concert will be presented in the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall. All registered groups/individuals may attend. Tickets will be sold to the public at $10 general seating and will be available at the performance and on line. All proceeds from ticket sales support Towson University Jazz Festival (TUJF) activities through the Towson University Foundation/Jazz Ensemble Fund.
The Friday evening concert will be The DiBlasio/McFalls Chordless Project!
The Saturday concert will be the Naval Academy’s Next Wave Big Band!
ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
There will be several exhibits for you to visit the days of the Festival. Exhibits will be open both days.
Paid Registration is valid for both days of the Festival.
All pre-registration (regardless of catagory) must be completed by December 12, 2012.
All payment must be received by the registration deadline December 12, 2012. Group registration (performing or non-performing) will not be available after pre-registration has ended.
On-site registration on the days of the festival will be available to individuals only. There will be no group registration available on-site on the days of the festival.
Pre-register as a Performing Group
This package includes one performance from your group, a clinic, afternoon sessions (same offerings occur both days), and admission to Friday and Saturday nights concert for all student members, 2 directors, and 4 chaperones. Payment must be received by the registration deadline, December 12, 2012 (for performing groups). Performing groups will not be able to register after this date. You can register on-line at www.towson.edu/music/jazzfestival
(Due to time limitations, there will be no more than 8 performing groups on each day of the Festival. Groups will be chosen by the order that registration and payment are received. If your group is not chosen to perform, you can still attend as a non-performing group and take advantage of all the Festival has to offer.)
Pre-register as a Non-performing Group
This package includes admission to watch morning performances, attend afternoon sessions (same offerings occur both days), and admission to Friday and Saturday evenings concert for all student members, 2 directors, and 4 chaperones. Payment must be received by the registration deadline, December 12, 2012 (for non-performing groups). Non-performing groups will not be able to register after this date. You can register on-line at www.towson.edu/music/jazzfestival
Pre-register as an Individual
This package includes admission to watch morning performances, attend afternoon sessions (same offerings occur both days), and admission to Friday and Saturday evenings concert. On-site registration will be available ONLY for individuals. For on-line registration, visit www.towson.edu/music/jazzfestival
A Note About Parent Attendance
This event is intended to be an educational experience for all involved. Morning performances are NOT INTENDED TO BE A CONCERT SETTING experience. Each group receives two director badges and four chaperone badges, additional persons wishing to attend the festival must register as an individual. The Towson University Jazz Festival is open to any and all interested parties who wish to register for the festival. We welcome everyone who would like to participate in this educational opportunity as registered participants.
Your group will be assigned a performance time between 9 am and 12:30 pm on Friday or Saturday. You will have 30 minutes to warm up in a room near the concert hall, 30 minutes to move to the concert hall and give your performance, 30 minutes to move to the clinic room and receive your review.
Groups will perform no more than 3 (three) tunes in the concert hall.
It is not necessary to provide scores for the clinicians during the concert hall performance.
You are also responsible for your own stage set up. You need to bring any extra equipment with you, including hi-hat clutch, cymbals, wires, cables and extension cords. Your time will not be extended for setup and breakdown purposes.
EQUIPMENT TOWSON UNIVERSITY WILL PROVIDE IN EACH OF THE 3 VENUES:
1 Acoustic Piano
1 Bass Amp
1 Guitar Amp
1 Full Drumset/stool (minus cymbals & hi-hat clutches)
* Snare drum and stand, 2 toms (1 mounted, 1 floor), Bass drum, Bass drum pedal, Hi-hat stand (no cymbals, no clutch), 2 cymbal stands (no cymbals)
Percussionists – all required instruments (congas, timbales, triangles, shakers, etc.)
Pianists - do not bring anything
Guitarists - bring instrument and a cable to plug into the amp
Bassist - bring instrument and a cable to plug into the amp