Weber State Jazz Review

The 2nd Annual Weber Jazz Review is scheduled for February 10, 2018!

The Weber Jazz Review is a non-competitive, comments only jazz festival available to all interested high school jazz ensembles in the greater Salt Lake City area.  Every band will be allotted 30 minutes on stage at the Allred Theater here in the Browning Center, during which they will perform and then immediately receive feedback and a brief clinic from the adjudicators.  The goal of the Weber Jazz Review is very similar to that of the highly successful Weber Marching Band Review held in the fall – to provide comments and direction for high school jazz ensembles before the festival season later in the spring.  The high school concerts during the day will be free and open to the public, and the Review will conclude with a concert by the Weber State Jazz Ensemble featuring a guest adjudicator and performer.

This year's guest artist and adjudicator for the review will be Glenn Kostur, saxophonist and director of Jazz Studies at the University of New Mexico.  Glenn has worked widely as a clinician and guest performer at schools across the United States, and is well known for being the musical director and composer/arranger for the great Maynard Ferguson.  In addition to numerous jazz recording credits, he's also a founding member of Thrascher, a contemporary saxophone quartet that has performed twice for the World Saxophone Congress.

Questions, comments or concerns should be directed to Dr. Dan Jonas (festival director) at either (801) 626-6443 or danieljonas@weber.edu.  In the meantime, feel free to use the links at the left to register for the festival, or click here to access the festival registration page.