Holyoke Community College
Jazz Festival 2019
The two-day festival of musical workshops and performances
Seven-time Grammy winner
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader
Friday March 22, 2019
Opening Concert: Featuring guest artist Paul Winter with the Amherst Jazz Orchestra under the direction of music professor/trombonist David Sporny.
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for students and seniors; $7 for HCC community members. Tickets can be purchased at the door in the Leslie Phillips Theater in the HCC’s Fine & Performing Arts building. (No reserved seating.)
Saturday, March 23, 2019
High school jazz bands and combos, the HCC Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Improvisation Combo performances are scheduled all day, with a different group each half hour. Jazz clinics, workshops and jam sessions will be held throughout the day in the HCC Recital Hall (FPA building, Room 137).
Admission: All Saturday events are FREE and open to the public.
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
11 a.m. – Paul Winter clinic
1 p.m. – Paul Winter clinic
4 p.m. – Closing Concert: Paul Winter performing with a select combo of high school students representing each school, an HCC student group, and a group comprised of the festival faculty.
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If individuals wish to participate in the workshops, a nominal registration fee will be charged please contact:
Gerry’s Music Shop will have a booth displaying instruments, music, and accessories.
About Paul Winter:
Paul Winter‘s musical odyssey has long embraced the traditions of the world’s cultures, as well as the wildlife voices of what he refers to as “the greater symphony of the Earth.” From the early days of his college jazz sextet, which toured 23 countries of Latin America for the State Department and performed the first-ever jazz concert at the White House for the Kennedys in 1962, to his later ensemble, the Paul Winter Consort, his concert tours and recording expeditions have taken him to 52 countries and to wilderness areas on six continents, where he has traveled on rafts, dog sleds, mules, kayaks, tug-boats and Land Rovers. He has recorded 45 albums, of which seven have been honored with Grammy Awards.
Since 1980, Paul and his Consort have been artists-in-residence at the world’s largest cathedral, New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where they have presented over 200 unique events, including their famed annual Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice Celebrations, as well as the performance each October of their ecological mass (Missa Gaia/Earth Mass). paulwinter.com