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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. Our noontime gala concert in Bryan Hall Theatre will feature the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band and faculty soloists directed by Greg Yasinitsky. Special guest artists will be announced in the fall. Check back for more information.

Also, the faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest featuring saxophonists Yasinitsky and Horace Alexander Young, trumpeter David Turnbull, bassist F. David Snider and drummer David 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.

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 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 Greg Yasinitsky at, or call (509) 335-4244 or fax (509) 335-4245.

2017 Jazz Festival Recordings

See and hear video highlights of previous festivals below.


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