Rehearsals, workshops and performances with top industry professionals

Complete schedule

Thursday, March 27
afterhours session with UNCW Big Band: Blue Surf Café

Friday, March 28
master class: Barry Greene
concert : Greg Gisbert Sextet
afterhours session: Blue Surf Café

Saturday, March 29
concert: Honor Band Festival student ensembles

Festival Director
Jerald Shynett
Coordinator of Jazz Studies / trombone / UNC Wilmington

Guest artists and directors
Barry Greene
recording artist, educator / guitar / University of North Florida

Greg Gisbert
recording artist, educator / trumpet / Manhattan School of Music

For more information:

Selection to the UNCW Jazz Honor Bands is by nomination by the high school directors and open
to the standard jazz ensemble instrumentation:

  • saxophone
  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • guitar
  • bass
  • drums
  • vibraphone
  • piano

Students should find their appropriate key an prepare this short melody and improvise a chorus for the placement auditions on Thursday evening March 27th when they arrive on campus:

Cost for the participants is $50 per student. This fee will cover all performances and master classes for the weekend as well as a JazzFest t-shirt. Directors will accompany all JazzFest participants for the duration of the event. Meals and lodging are not provided, and a list of area hotels will be sent to all directors with the applicable state rate for JazzFest participants.

Download brochure/application form

Download Band Directors' Nomination Form

Hotel Information


UNCW is an EEO/AA Institution. Accommodations for disabilities
may be requested by contacting the Department of Music at 910.962.3415
at least 10 days prior to the event.

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