The 34th Annual Cal State East Bay Jazz Festival is scheduled for April 12 & 13, 2019.
Check back soon for information on our guest artist!
The Cal State East Bay Jazz Festival is non-competitive and open to all levels; middle school, high school, college and community bands are eligible for entry. The festival encourages and engages participants through interactive learning and playing. Each participating band has a 1/2 hour warmup time followed by a 45-minute time slot at their performance site. That 45 minutes can be used any way the director wants, and is most helpfully worked out where the participating band plays for 20-25 minutes their planned set (usually 3 tunes). During that time, the adjudicators will be sitting in the audience area speaking their comments into a recorder. When the band's set is done, the remaining time is used for the interactive clinic with the adjudicators who will be demonstrating the concepts they wish to convey with the bands.
Concert performance Friday, April 12, 2019, will feature guest artist TBA, and the CSU East Bay Jazz Orchestra.
Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre
Performances and adjudications of local middle school, high school, college and community bands will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in the University Theatre (Stage A) and the Studio Theatre (Stage B). This event is open to the public and will run from 8:30am - 4:00pm. Individual instrumental clinics and an event with our guest artist will also take place following the afternoon adjudications. Visit our schedule page for the most up-to-date information.