The Fiesta Jazz Festival offers a unique educational and music performance experience for over 500 middle school, high school and college jazz student performers from across the state. At the same time, for more than 50 years it has given the Fiesta audience and San Antonio community a unique and admission free family event. The Fiesta Jazz Festival is one of Texas’ oldest and is dedicated to presenting the finest jazz, America’s national treasure.
Fiesta World Jazz Concert presents an opportunity for the general public in San Antonio and jazz festival participants to hear performances by outstanding jazz musicians from across the United States. Featured artists present a clinic the following day to connect face-to-face real world insights to all in attendance. John Pattitucci, Bob Moses, Will Kennedy, Ignacio Berroa, Hannibal Lokumbe, Gordon Goodwin, Danilo Perez, Rufus Reid, and Bill Watrous are a few of the artists from past festivals.
Fiesta Jazz Festival is San Antonio’s oldest educational jazz festival, attracting junior and senior high school jazz ensembles from Texas and neighboring states. Participants perform for criticism before a panel of renowned jazz clinicians. Trophies and awards are given for outstanding performances in various categories. Special jazz clinics take place throughout the day, including a mid-day clinic by the featured Fiesta Jazz artist. Past clinicians have included Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Mintzer, Gordon Goodwin, Kenny Garrett and Terrance Blanchard. Enjoy tomorrow’s future jazz artists performing for Fiesta.
For more information about Fiesta Jazz Festival and how to participate, contact Edith Ortega at 210-436-3421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 28, 2017
FIESTA WORLD CLASS JAZZ CONCERT
Pecan Grove, Alumni Pavilion
1 to 6 p.m.
7 to 8 p.m.
Morgan King Quartet
8:30 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
FIESTA JAZZ FESTIVAL
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Area middle school and high school bands perform for competition
Noon to 1 p.m.
Jazz Clinic with the Yellowjackets
5 to 5:30 p.m.
Jazz Orchestra of San Antonio
5:30 to 6 p.m.
Closing Ceremony Awards
Sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Department of Music, Fiesta San Antonio Commission and the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation.
You can help create unique educational and music performance opportunities for St. Mary’s students and middle school and high school students from across the state by supporting Fiesta Jazz Festival. Your proceeds will directly support keeping this San Antonio Fiesta and educational tradition alive. Click the button below and customize your gift in the “Other” category to support Fiesta Jazz Festival.
Interested in becoming an official event sponsor? Contact John Rankin at St. Mary’s University at 210-436-3421 or email@example.com.