Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival 2022
Thursday March 17, 2022:
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
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:
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
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
Tickets can be purchased here!
View this year's program here!
FESTIVAL AND GUEST ARTIST MATERIALS:
Check out our guest artist masterclass materials here!
$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.
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
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.