All New England Jazz Festival

Thursday, March 29, 2018 (8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, performance from 6:00PM to 7:00PM)

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About the Festival

The All New England Jazz Festival is a one day festival bringing the top high school jazz musicians in all six New England states together to rehearse and perform with top jazz musicians from throughout the United States. Past clinicians have included Randy Brecker, Graham Breedlove, Jeff Holmes, Marvin Stamm, and Chris Vadala.

Guest Conductor

Wendell Brunious


High School musicians (grades 10-12) recommended by their high school band director are eligible.


The cost for each high school participant is $30.00. This registration fee is payable at the time of the notification of selection and acceptance by the student. There is no registration fee for participating directors.

For the Directors

There is no cost for directors of students accepted to the festival. Each director is invited to observe rehearsals, attend the concert, and attend the Directors Clinic. This clinic is given by PSU faculty or guest artists and is geared towards helping directors better their own jazz ensemble.

Contact Chris Klaxton at if you have any questions about the festival!

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Jazz Festival Time Line

  • February 2, 2018: Jazz Festival Applications are due.
  • February 12, 2018: Letters mailed to Directors: notification of student’s acceptance.
  • March 1, 2018: Acceptances of invitations are due. Music and rehearsal instructions will be mailed immediately upon receipt of student acceptance form.

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