Don’t miss the 15th Annual Student Jazz Band Festival this weekend

Alabama Student Jazz Festival Birmingham AL Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Rashawn Ross from Dave Matthews Band
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Join the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame April 20th, 21st, and 22nd to celebrate and tell the story of the future leaders of jazz. Of course, there will be one of the jazziest special guests there, too.

This year’s event will be hosted at the Carver Theatre right here in Bham. The event is free to the public and highlights college, high school, and middle school jazz bands, giving the bands further experience to perform in front of an audience and some friendly competition.

You’ll hear up and coming jazz talent from the best of the best. This is also a recruiting event for both college and university band directors that will help them find some of their future players.

Supported by the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, you know this event will offer plenty of history amongst the festivities. The Hall of Fame will be open during the hours of the festival so if you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out, now’s your chance!

15th Alabama Student Jazz Music Festival Birmingham AL
via Alabama Jazz Music Festival

 “It assures me that the legacy of jazz music will be preserved in the hands of our young people.” Tucker also went on to say the festival “impacts the community because it shows everyone that this universal language has no barriers. It brings all types of people together. It shows communities that from working together they can achieve a magnificent result.”

– Dr. Leah Tucker of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

This year’s special guest is Rashawn Ross, trumpeter and horn arranger for the Dave Matthews Band. He will be teaching a workshop on Saturday, at 1:00pm, one I am sure all attendees are excited about. Ross will also be judging the competition on both Friday and Saturday.

Bands will play:

Thursday, April 20, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 21, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 22, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Check out last years event right here.

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Vicky Lewis
Vicky Lewis

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