Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival 2022

How to Apply

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Register for the 42nd annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival here!

Already registered?  Read participant information.

Soloist Sheet and Seating Chart 

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Tapper at robert.tapper@umontana.edu.

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival 2022 Awards

Thursday March 17, 2022:

BEST SECTIONS

Saxophone Section - Hellgate High School, Leon Slater/Brit Englund

Fred Nelson Trumpet Section - Big Sky High School, Jesse Dochnahl

Lance Boyd Trombone Section - Hellgate High School, Leon Slater/Brit Englund

Rhythm Section - Colville High School, Brent Purvis

OUTSTANDING SOLOISTS

Earl Morgenroth Award - Nick Woods, Trumpet; Hellgate High School, Leon Slater/Brit Englund

Buddy DeFranco Award - Connor Wheeler, Tenor Sax; Missoula All-City Jazz, David Ortiz

Outstanding Soloist - Jacob Domsalla, Bass; Corvallis High School, Willi Prince

FESTIVAL RECOGNIZED MUSICIANS

Samuel Kayll, Trombone; Loyola High School, Dylan Dwyer

Drew Saltzman, Guitar; Hellgate High School, Leon Slater/Brit Englund

Vinnie Tumarello, Drum Set; Stevensville High School, Zach Paulus

Harry Howes, Drum Set; Colville High School, Brent Purvis

Simon Hickey, Drum Set; Hellgate High School, Leon Slater/Brit Englund

 

Friday March 18, 2022:

BEST SECTIONS

Brooke and Chuck Florence Saxophone Section - Mt. Spokane High School, Sy Hovik

Trumpet Section - Mead High School, Rob Lewis

Larry Gookin Trombone Section - Sentinel High School, Lewis Nelson

Rhythm Section - Mead High School, Rob Lewis

OUTSTANDING SOLOISTS

Jodi Marshall Award - Silas Farley, Piano; Mead High School, Rob Lewis

Don and Pat Simmons Award - Ryland Gabriel, Drum Set; Mead High School, Rob Lewis

Outstanding Soloist - Will Peterson, Tenor Sax; Mt. Spokane High School, Sy Hovik

FESTIVAL RECOGNIZED MUSICIANS

Nick Kar, Tenor Sax; Mead High School, Rob Lewis

Johnny Molenda, Alto Sax; Mt. Spokane High School, Sy Hovik

Jackson Stiehl, Trumpet; Sentinel High School, Lewis Nelson

Holly Walker, Bass; Whitefish High School, Mark McCrady

Connor Wheeler, Clarinet; Sentinel High School, Lewis Nelson

Kaleb Trippe, Bass Trombone; Sentinel High School, Lewis Nelson

Tyler Garrett, Trumpet; Mead High School, Rob Lewis

Dakota Shall, Bass Trombone; Mt. Spokane High School, Sy Hovik

Elliot Cleary, Drum Set; Helena Middle School, Tyson Reiter

Luke Ferguson, Bass Trombone; Mead High School, Rob Lewis

Sean Patrick Burgess, Trombone; Columbia Falls School, Josh Forke

2022 Festival Schedule Information

TICKETS:

Tickets can be purchased here!

SCHEDULES:

Thursday and Friday

View this year's program here!

FESTIVAL AND GUEST ARTIST MATERIALS:

Check out our guest artist masterclass materials here!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

$300 – Big Band Registration

$100 – Small Group Registration

$150 – Zoom Registration

Ensemble Video and Critique - Video Link due by March 15th, 2022

If you are currently running your groups face-to-face or online but cannot make it to the festival in person, you can submit a video/audio link.  You will receive feedback DURING your rehearsal time.  Registration fees provide ensemble critiques by internationally recognized jazz educators for Big Bands, Small Groups, and Instrumental Soloists.  A nationally acclaimed jazz educator will setup a Zoom feedback with your ensemble during one of your weekly rehearsal.  *Record your ensemble, and create a private link on YouTube.  Please be able to provide video links and scores to festival director by MARCH 15th, 2022

DATES AND DEADLINES:

Registration: The deadline for in-person participation is February 15, 2022.

Performance Submissions: The deadline for group/solo video links is March 15, 2022.

Zoom Critiques with clinician will be completed before April 1, 2022.

HOTELS:

PLEASE BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW AT THE OFFICIAL HOTEL OF THE UM BUDDY DEFRANCO FESTIVAL HERE.  *Please ask for the Jazz Festival rate when calling.

Comfort Inn Missoula-University

1021 E Broadway Street

Missoula, Montana 59802

406-549-7600

Great Music and Spectacular Education

The University of Montana College of Arts and Media in conjunction with the School of Music is proud to announce the 2022 edition of the UM Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival which will occur  March 17th and 18th, 2022. The emphasis of this instrumental jazz festival is on education, improvisation, and the jazz language.

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