Jazz Studies - Annual CSUEB Jazz Festival

30th Annual CSU East Bay Jazz Festival

2015 Festival Information

Special Guest Artist Jazz Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon 2015 Thursday Guest Artist
Jazz Saxophonist
Bob Mintzer
Special Guest Artist Jazz Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon 2015 Friday/Saturday Guest Artist
Jazz Saxophonist
Tia Fuller

Our 30th Annual CSU East Bay Jazz Festival is scheduled for April 16, 17 & 18, 2015.  Our guests this year are two world-class saxophone players -- Bob Mintzer (Thursday, April 16) and Tia Fuller (Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18).

The festival encourages and engages participants through interactive learning and playing. Each participating band has a 1/2 hour warmup time followed by a 45-minute time slot at their performance site. That 45 minutes can be used any way the director wants, and is most helpfully worked out where the participating band plays for 20-25 minutes their planned set (usually 3 tunes). During that time, the adjudicators will be sitting in the audience area speaking their comments into a recorder. When the band's set is done, the remaining time is used for the interactive clinic with the adjudicators who will be demonstrating the concepts they wish to convey with the bands. Check back soon for more detailed information.


April 16, 17 & 18, 2015


CSU East Bay Music Department

Contact Information

For any questions please contact mrc@csueastbay.edu or call 510-885-3167

Saturday BBQ Picnic and Lunchtime Concert

A picnic-style BBQ lunch will be available to purchase ($12) in the Music Building Courtyard starting at 12 noon on Saturday, April 18th. An outdoor lunchtime concert with Tia Fuller will also be presented during the BBQ.

Concert Information

Thursday night concert will feature our guest artist Bob Mintzer, saxophone, and the CSU East Bay Jazz Orchestra.
Friday night concert with feature our guest artist Tia Fuller, saxophone, and the CSU East Bay Jazz Orchestra.
Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre

Ticketing Information

Open to the public

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