Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival
2013 Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival
Great Music: Spectacular Jazz Education
The University of Montana College of Visual and Performing Arts in conjunction with the School of Music is proud to announce the 2013 edition of the UM/Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival which will occur on April 26-29, 2013. The emphasis of this instrumental and vocal jazz festival is on education, improvisation and the jazz language.
This year’s Festival Artists will include Michael Sakash (saxophone), Steve Roach (trumpet), Chris Smith (drum set), Michael Kocour (piano), Paul McKee (trombone) and Montana’s own Clipper Anderson (bass). On both evenings, experience a spectacular musical event with the High School Best Section Big Band (new to 2013) and outstanding soloists from the daytime events along with more musical artistry.
The Festival also supports other jazz performances throughout the week through Jazzoula; a special ‘After Hours’ session with the festival guest artists and local greats.
The fun and learning continues throughout each day with clinics, ensemble critiques, workshops, open rehearsals and master classes with guest artists, local musicians and faculty from the University of Montana.
The UM/Buddy DeFranco Festival promises to be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the language of jazz and a great weekend of music and jazz education.
Visiting Guest Artists
Clipper Anderson, Seattle, WA (bass)
Steve Roach, Sacramento State (trumpet)
Michael Kocour, Arizona State University (piano)
Chris Smith, UNC (drum set)
Paul McKee, Florida Sate University (trombone)
Michael Sakash, New Hampshire (saxophone)