Rutgers University Jazz Fest

 

 
 
Please join us for the second annual Rutgers Jazz Fest at the Mason Gross School of the Arts!
 
Individual Auditors
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Ensembles
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Rutgers University Jazz Fest
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 
Presented by the Mason Gross Jazz Program and the Mason Gross Extension Division
 
Learn more about other precollege jazz programs at Mason Gross. 
 
Event description
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Jazz Program and the Mason Gross Extension Division present a day of workshops, master classes and performances for precollege students and school jazz bands.   Mason Gross’ renowned collegiate jazz faculty will be featured teaching artists and performers throughout the day.  The event concludes with a concert in the Nicholas Music Center featuring school bands and Mason Gross faculty.   Click here for an event flyer (coming soon).
 
What
Jazz workshops & master classes with Mason Gross Collegiate Jazz Faculty
Faculty & high school ensembles concert
Performance by the Mason Gross Extension Division Faculty Ensemble
Top guest artist lectures and jam sessions
Summer scholarships & awards
 
Participating Mason Gross Faculty*
(click here for faculty bios)
  • Trumpet - Joe Magnarelli
  • Trombone - Conrad Herwig
  • Sax - Ralph Bowen
  • Piano - Bill O'Connell and Marc Stasio
  • Guitar - Vic Juris
  • Bass - Kenny Davis 
  • Drums - Robby Ameen
    *Subject to change.


 

Who should attend?
High school jazz bands, precollege jazz students (and their family members), area jazz  instructors, people interested in learning more about  Mason Gross’ collegiate and Extension Division jazz program. 
 
When
Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
 
Where
Nicholas Music Center and Marryott Music Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
Fee
$300 per ensemble
$30 per individual auditor
(please note: ensembles registering for RU Jazz Fest pay *only* $300.  The $30 fee is for individuals who wish to audit events, but who are not registering as part of a band.)
 
More information
Marc Stasio, Managing Director of Jazz Studies, Mason Gross School of the Arts
marc.stasio@rutgers.edu 
848-932-1894
 
 
 
SCHEDULE
 
8:30–9:15 a.m.
Check-In/Introductions
Coffee & light refreshments provided
 
9:30–11 a.m.
Rehearsals coached by Mason Gross Collegiate Faculty
 
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Sectional Breakouts with Mason Gross Collegiate Faculty
Drums, bass, guitar, piano, saxophone, trumpet & trombone 
 
12:30–1:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
Performance by Mason Gross Extension Division Jazz Faculty Ensemble
 
1:30–2:45 p.m.
Faculty & Student Concert onstage at the Nicholas Music Center
Mason Gross Collegiate Faculty opens concert 
School bands perform
 
2:45–3 p.m.
Awards, summer camp scholarships, acknowledgements, and farewells