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  • Celebrating the 41st birthday of the Capital University Jazz Studies Program

    Capital University's Conservatory of Music will present the 23rd Annual Jazz & World Music Festival from April 3rd-April 25th, 2017. This event features music student, faculty and guest ensemble concerts, both on campus and in the community, and world-class jazz artists in clinics, workshops, and in concert throughout the period. All events are free and open to the public unless marked otherwise. A full schedule follows below!



    Friday, April 7th is earmarked for the Jazz Ensemble Invitational, bringing together middle and high school, collegiate and community jazz ensembles from within a multi-state region, and our own Capital ensembles for a friendly non-competitive atmosphere in an educationally emphasized setting.

    At 10 a.m. we will featuring the Capital University Big Band, under the direction of festival coordinator Dr. Lou Fischer along with this year’s featured guest artists: Ndugu Chancler, world-renowned drummer/percussionist extraordinaire, Fred Hamilton, head of the guitar department at the University of North Texas, and Pat Coil, jazz piano instructor at UNT.

    At 11 am, enjoy the variance of clinic offerings from our featured artists and guest adjudicators for saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, and drum set. There is a lunch break at Noon with entertainment provided by the conFUSION Band and others to be announced. Then plan to stick around for the many fine performances by guest school ensembles and many Capital ensembles from 1 pm-6 pm

    PERFORMING ARTISTS

    • Ndugu Chancler, drums & percussion formerly with Santana, Miles Davis, The Crusaders, David T. Walker, Michael Jackson, among thousands of others. Ndugu is one of the most recorded drummer in jazz & pop music today!
    • Fred Hamilton guitarist, educator. As chair of the University of North Texas guitar program, Fred is also an amazing bassist! His playing has graced many recordings throughout the years.
    • Pat Coil pianist/keyboards currently is the Chair of the jazz piano division at the Unviersity of North Texas and tours as organist with Michael McDonald. He has worked with a veritable Who’s Who in contemporary music.
    • ADJUDICATORS to be announced.

    Artist Bios (to be posted soon.)
    Application (to be posted soon.)
    Complete Invitational schedule (will be posted in the middle of March, 2017) 
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    All events are free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets, picnic baskets, non-alcoholic beverage coolers to the multiple concerts at the Reflections Fountain, in the center of Capital's campus!


    Capital Jazz & World Music Festival Campus Schedule:

    DAY LOCATION    TIME   PERFORMERS

    Monday, April 3

    Huntington Recital Hall

    8:00-10:00 p.m.

    Recitals: TBD

    Tuesday, April 4

    Huntington Recital Hall

    8:00-10:00 p.m.

    Recitals: TBD

    Wednesday, April 5

    Conservatory 009

    8:00-10:50 a.m.

    TBD

    Thursday, April 6

    Conservatory 140 (Crist Room)

    2:00-3:15 p.m.

    Open Guest Artist Rehearsal with Big Band

    Thursday, April 6

    Conservatory 140 (Crist Room)

    3:30-4:45 p.m.

    Open Guest Artist Rehearsal as Small Group

    Thursday, April 6

    Huntington Recital Hall

    8:00-10:00 p.m.

    Concert: highTIME

    Friday, April 7

    Conservatory

    10:00-10:50 a.m.

    Guest Artsts with Capital Big Band

    Friday, April 7

    Mees Auditorium

    11:00-11:50 a.m.

    Ndugu Chancler Drumset Clinic

    Friday, April 7

    Huntington Recital Hall

    11:00-11:50 a.m.

    Saxophone/Woodwind Clinic TBD

    Friday, April 7

    Conservatory 140 (Crist Room)

    11:00-11:50 a.m.

    Brass Clinic TBD

    Friday, April 7

    Conservatory 121

    11:00-11:50 a.m.

    Bass Master Class

    Friday, April 7

    Conservatory 123

    11:00-11:50 a.m.

    Pat Coil Piano Master Class

    Friday, April 7

    Conservatory 009

    11:00-11:50 a.m.

    Fred Hamilton Guitar Master Class

    Friday, April 7

    Mees Courtyard LUNCH/CONCERT

    12:00-1:00 p.m.

    Capital conFUSION BAND & others TBD

    Friday, April 7

    Mees Auditorium

    1:00-6:00 p.m.

    Invitational: School Ensemble Performances

    Friday, April 7

    Huntington Recital Hall

    1:00-6:00 p.m.

    Invitational: School Ensemble Performances

    Monday, April 10

    Bexley Library Auditorium

    7:00-8:00 p.m.

    SPECTRUM: Capital Jazz Faculty

    Thursday, April 20

    Reflections Fountain

    3:30-4:15 p.m.

    Savoy

    Thursday, April 20

    Reflections Fountain

    5:00-5:45 p.m.

    World Music Ensemble

    Monday, April 24

    Reflections Fountain

    11:00-11:45 a.m.

    Vanguard Ensemble

    Monday, April 24

    Reflections Fountain

    12:00-12:45 p.m.

    Guitar Workshop

    Monday, April 24

    Reflections Fountain

    4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Jazz Consort

    Monday, April 24

    Reflections Fountain

    5:00-6:00 p.m.

    The C.U.R.E. (Capital University Rock Ensemble)

    Tuesday, April 25

    Reflections Fountain

    11:00-11:45 a.m.

    Jazz Guitar Ensemble

    Tuesday, April 25

    Reflections Fountain

    2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Capital University Big Band

    Tuesday, April 25

    Reflections Fountain

    3:30-4:30 p.m.

    conFUSION Band

    Tuesday, April 25

    Reflections Fountain

    5:00-5:45 p.m.

    Jazz Percussion Ensemble


    A Word About Our Sponsors

    Jazz & World Music Festival wouldn't be possible without the support of numerous corporations, local businesses and organizations. Support the businesses that sponsor the Jazz & World Music Festival!

    For more information, contact Dr. Lou Fischer at ljazzmanf@yahoo.com or 614-236-6285.