Department of Music

Rehearsals, workshops and performances with top industry professionals
March 27-29, 2015
Nomination deadline: Feb. 27, 2015

Band Directors' Nomination form
Hotel information

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

Guest Artists and Directors
Tom Garling, trombone
Former Music Director of Maynard Ferguson Big Band

Wessell Anderson, saxophone
Formerly of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra / Wynton Marsalis group

Friday, March 27
Wessell Anderson Quartet Concert
Saturday, March 28
Wessell Anderson Clinic
UNC Big Band with Tom Garling Concert
Afterhours Student Jazz Session Blue Surf Café
Sunday, March 29
Honor Band Festival Student Ensembles Concert
Tom Garling and Wessell Anderson, directors

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 Friday afternoon 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.

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.