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College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Jazz Festival

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Please join us for the 27th annual WSU Jazz Festival on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. A highlight of the Festival will be a noontime gala concert in Bryan Hall Theatre featuring our special guests—the newest members of the WSU Jazz Studies faculty—guitarist Gabe Condon and keyboard artist Jake Svendsen, performing with the award winning WSU Jazz Big Band and additional faculty soloists, directed by Greg Yasinitsky.

2019 Jazz Festival Participant Recordings


For more information about Gabe and Jake, please visit their websites:

Gabe Condon
Jake Svendsen


Featured in an afternoon concert at the end of the festival will be the faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest featuring saxophonists Greg Yasinitsky and Horace Alexander Young, trumpeter David Turnbull,  guitarist Gabe Condon, keyboard artist Jake Svendsen, bassist F. David Snider and drummer David Jarvis. Each participating group will receive written comments from our distinguished adjudicators and an individual off-stage clinic.

Our guest artists 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 for 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 Greg Yasinitsky at, or call (509) 335-4244 or fax (509) 335-4245.

See and hear video highlights of previous festivals below.


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