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College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Jazz Festival

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Greg YasinitskyPlease join us for the 25th annual WSU Jazz Festival on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 . Our noontime gala concert, in Bryan Hall Theatre, will feature fabulous saxophonist Greg Yasinitsky performing with alumni and the WSU Jazz Big Band. Dr. Yasinitsky is an amazing composer, arranger, and saxophonist who created and ran WSU’s award-winning jazz program for over thirty years. Dr. Yasinitsky is currently the Director of the WSU School of Music.

In addition, the WSU faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest featuring saxophonist Greg Yasinitsky, trumpeter Dave Turnbull, trombonist Sarah Miller, pianist Brian Ward, guitarist Brad Ard, bassist Dave Snider, and drummer Dave Jarvis will be featured in an afternoon concert at the end of the festival. Each participating group will receive written comments from our distinguished adjudicators and an individual off-stage clinic.


Guest artist Greg Yasinitsky and WSU faculty will present workshops throughout the day. Trophies will be awarded to outstanding bands of the morning and the afternoon. Admission to the gala and afternoon concerts is free to all festival participants. Registration fees are $175 per group. The festival will be limited to approximately eighteen big bands. Reserve your spot now!! Send an e-mail to, or call 509 335 7934 or fax 509 335 4245.

2017 Jazz Festival Recordings

See and hear video highlights of previous festivals below.


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