The “Legends” Jazz Festival will be held December 1st and 2nd 2016 at Legend High School.
The Festival is honored to have Award Winning Jazz Tenor Saxophonist, Javon Jackson (born in Carthage, Missouri and raised in Denver, CO) as a Clinician and Concert Performer. Mr. Jackson has toured and recorded with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, collaborated with artists including: the Harper Brothers, Benny Green, Freddie Hubbard, and Elvin Jones, and currently performs with the Javon Jackson Band. Javon Jackson is also a highly sought after as a jazz educator who conducts clinics and lectures at universities throughout the United States and abroad. He has been the Director of the Jackie McLean Institute at the University of Hartford since 2013. Internationally renowned – Javon Jackson will perform a Noon Concert each day for all festival participants!
Our All-Star Line-Up of Clinicians and Adjudicators includes:
Mr. Dan Bell – Band Director, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12!
Mr. Darren Kramer – Trombonist-Composer-Educator. Founder and CEO: DKO The Darren Kramer Organization
Mr. Jim Stranahan – Alto and Soprano Saxophonist-Composer-Educator. Jim Stranahan and the Little Big Band.
Jazz Improvisation Clinics will be conducted by: Announcements Coming Soon!
For more information and videos about previous Legend Jazz Festival clinicians and adjudicators, please click here
Space is limited for this Jazz Festival, so you will want to make sure that you reserve a spot for your jazz band(s) ASAP! Click on the following link to access the application: http://goo.gl/forms/8uFxaVtk6jBm7qco1
Update 11/14/16 – We are so excited to have 21 middle school and high school bands participating in this festival. The schedule has been sent to all band directors, but can also been viewed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g1YfNZeDa2ARRI_11jP1AED7pUIaamQyom6scMIrScY/edit?usp=sharing