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Jazz and World Music Festival
  • 20th Annual Jazz & World Music Festival : March 20- April 15, 2014

    Capital University's Conservatory of Music will present the 20th annual Jazz & World Music Festival from March 30-April 15, 2014. 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. 


    In addition, one day is earmarked for the Jazz Ensemble Invitational (Friday, April 4, 2014) which brings together middle and high school, collegiate and community jazz ensembles from within a multi-state region for a friendly non-competitive atmosphere in an educationally emphasized setting. Adjudication is delivered by judges recognized globally each year. The event is an endorsed event of the Jazz Education Network.

    Blue and Green Project Cover

    This year’s Invitational features Jack Wilkin’s Blue & Green Project, a multimedia concert presentation, with projected images of the inspirational elements for many of the compositions being featured. A juxtaposition of true Americana, these new works are influenced by Blue Ridge Mountain arts and culture (including mountain artists, craftsmen, culture, history and scenery).

      Thursday, March 20 

              3 -5 PM 


              Matt Wilson & Group 

              Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University Bexley Campus 


    Tuesday, March 25 

              7:30 PM Outreach Concert 

              Capital University Big Band  

              Trinity Lutheran Church 

              Ashland, OH 


    Thursday, March 27 

              9 AM Outreach Concerts 

              Capital University Percussionists 

              Childhood League Center 

              Columbus, OH 


    Tuesday, April 8 

              3:30 - 5 PM 

              Westpoint Jazz Knights Combo Clinic 

              Crist Room (CON 140)

              Columbus, OH 



    » Download the complete festival schedule  (PDF)

    The 2014 Jazz Fest Guest Artist/Adjudicators

    Jack Wilkins Blue & Green Project*

    Jack Wilkins, Tampa, FL – saxophoneJack Wilkins
    Sara Caswell, New York, NY - violin
    Tamara Danielsson, Orlando, FL – saxophone
    Tom Brantley, Tampa, FL – trombone
    Keith Oshiro, – trombone
    Jon Metzger - vibraphone
    Keith Wilson – drums
    Mark Neuenschwander, Tampa, FL – bass
    Corey Christiansen, Bloomington, IN – guitars (dobro, acoustic, jazz electric)
    LaRue Nickelson – guitars (jazz, electrics)
    Per Danielsson, Orlando, FL – piano

    *Supplemented by Capital University Students & Faculty

    » Learn more about the band. (PDF) 
    » Band member highlights (PDF)
    » Band member bios (PDF)

    Special Event
    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7 pm

    The Capital University World Music Ensemble, Eric Paton, director
    The Capital University Jazz Percussion Ensemble, Nate Anders, director
    Jack Wilkins Blue & Green Project

    General Admission $15 – Students/Seniors (60+) $10 • Capital Students (One ticket)/Faculty (Two tickets) Admitted Free.
    No advance sales. Tickets available for purchase at the Mees Auditorium Box office the day of the event only beginning at 6pm.

    Capital Jazz & World Music Festival ‘Reflections Street Festival’
    at the Reflections Fountain on Mound St. Plaza
    Sunday, April 6 from 1 to 7 pm

    Bring your lawn chairs, your picnic blankets, picnic baskets, non-alcoholic beverage coolers, and enjoy a day of continuous music & festival fun featuring the music of:
    Jazz Percussion Ensemble
    World Music Ensemble
    Savoy Ensemble
    Capital University Big Band
    Jazz Consort
    The C.U.R.E. (Capital University Rock Ensemble)

    This event is free and open to the public.

    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.