Tri-C JazzFest Education Days with Rodney Whitaker, Carl Allen and Dominick Farinacci

Tuesday, April 11 at 11:00am

Eastern Campus 4250 Richmond Rd., Highland Hills, OH 44122

Tri-C JazzFest Education Days consist of adjudications and master classes with clinicians Rodney Whitaker and Dominick Farinacci.  Clinics culminate in free evening concerts featuring the Michigan State Jazz Orchestra and special guest artists.

Rodney Whitaker, renowned Mack Avenue recording artist, bassist, educator, and artistic director for the Professors of Jazz at Michigan State University, has built one of the most distinguished jazz degree programs and performing faculties in the United States.

Dominick Farinacci, Tri-C alumnus and Mack Avenue recording artist, was named the first Global Ambassador for Jazz at Lincoln Center stationed in Qatar.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 11

Westlake High School Auditorium, 23838 Hilliard Road, Westlake, OH

 

10:30AM                              Registration

11:00AM-1:30PM:            High School Performances & Adjudications

                                                                Tri-C Jazz Studies Nonet (Begins at 10:30AM)

                                                                Westlake High School Jazz Ensemble II

                                                                Brooklyn High School Jazz Ensemble

                                                                Lakewood High School Jazz Workshop

                                                                Westlake High School Jazz Ensemble I

                                                                Toledo School for the Arts-Urban Jazz Collective

2:15PM :                               Masterclass with Carl Allen, Dominick Farinacci, & Rodney Whitaker

3:45PM :                               Sectional Workshops for Winds, Brass, and Rhythm Section

5:00-6:30PM:                     Student Jam Session (Cafeteria)

7:00PM:                               Evening Concert:

Westlake High School Jazz Ensemble I, Hilary Patriok, director

                                                Stokes Legacy Band, Dominick Farinacci, director

                                                Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra I with Rodney Whitaker

and featured guests Dominick Farinacci and Carl Allen

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

Firestone High School Auditorium, 333 Rampart Avenue, Akron, OH

 

10:30AM                              Registration

11:00AM-1:30PM:            High School Performances & Adjudications

Firestone High School Jazz Band

Firelands High School Jazz Ensemble

                                                                Orange High School Jazz Ensemble

                                                                Maplewood Jr./Sr. High School Jazz Band

                                                                Cuyahoga Fall High School Gold Tones Jazz Orchestra

2:15PM :                               Masterclass with Carl Allen, Dominick Farinacci, & Rodney Whitaker

3:45PM :                               Sectional Workshops for Winds, Brass, and Rhythm Section

5:00-6:30PM:                     Student Jam Session (Cafeteria)

7:00PM:                               Evening Concert:

Firestone High School Jazz Band, Kate Ferguson, director

                                                Tri-C Jazz Workshop, Ernie Krivda, director

                                                Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra I with Rodney Whitaker

and featured guests Dominick Farinacci and Carl Allen

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 13

Simon & Rose Mandel Theatre, 4250 Richmond Rd., Tri-C East Campus, Highland Hills, OH

 

10:30AM                              Registration

11:00AM-1:30PM:            High School Performances & Adjudications

                                                                Tri-C Next Gen Combo

                                                                Wickliffe Middle School Jazz Band

                                                                Solon High School Jazz Band I

2:15PM :                               Masterclass with Carl Allen, Dominick Farinacci, & Rodney Whitaker

3:45PM :                               Sectional Workshops for Winds, Brass, and Rhythm Section

5:00-6:30PM:                     Student Jam Session

7:00PM:                               Evening Concert:

Tri-C Next Gen Little Big Band, Sam Blakeslee, director

                                                Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra I with Rodney Whitaker

and featured guests Dominick Farinacci and Carl Allen

 

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Event Type

Arts & Entertainment, Music, JazzFest, Campus Events, Eastern

Target Audience

Staff, Students

Website

http://www.tri-c.edu/jazzfest/

Hashtag

#TriCJazzFest

Contact Information

Dorothy Hirsch, 216-987-4940

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