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Coe College
Jazz Summit: 
Iowa's Largest Jazz Festival

JAZZ SUMMIT RESULTS 2014

2015 ONLINE ENTRY FORM

Sign up NOW for Jazz Summit 2015, featuring the Quartet of Happiness!

Coe College Jazz Summit - February 26-28, 2015
Grand Finale Concert - February 28, 2015

 

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2013 Jazz Summit Results


2013 PROGRAM

Jazz Summit Thank You to the Coe Community

 




Coe College Jazz Summit

Jazz Band Competition

February 20-22, 2014

Grand Finale Concert * February 22, 2014, 7:00 pm

Featuring the Coe College Gold Jazz Ensemble

Special guest artists: 
 Sherrie Maricle, drummer/bandleader
Tanya Darby, trumpet

Sinclair Auditorium
Coe College
1220 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

Held annually the last weekend in February, the Jazz Summit features appearances by jazz musicians from throughout the nation and has even, on four occasions, attracted international artists (2000 - Delbert Bernabela, Ivan Quandus; 1994 - Jim Mair, Canada; 1995 - Delbert Bernabela, Ivan Quandus, and Carlos Bislip, Aruba, and Victor Mestas , Venezuela; 1996 - Ignacio Berroa, Cuba). School jazz bands and enthusiastic jazz aficionados from throughout the Midwest flock to Coe College to get clinics from the guests and to hear them perform. The Jazz Summit was founded in 1992 and continues a tradition of jazz festivals at Coe College that stretches back to the 1970's. During this period, the festival has grown from an afternoon event with an evening concert, to a three-day festival encompassing clinics, workshops, a jazz band competition which accommodates almost 1800 musicians from seventy different high school jazz bands, an awards ceremony, and the Grand Finale concert featuring the jazz ensemble from Coe College and performances by the guest artists.

The predecessor of the Jazz Summit was called the Horizons Jazz Festival and featured artists ranging from Ed Shaughnessy and Count Basie to John Scofield and Rich Matteson.

Coe also has a long history of hosting jazz events in a concert setting. Guests have included Danny Barber, The Motion Poets, Richard Stoltzman, The United States Army Jazz Ambassadors, The Either/Orchestra, Bobby Shew, and Chick Corea with Bob Berg, John Patitucci and Gary Novak. And it's been a few years, but even the great Louis Armstrong has graced the stage of Sinclair Auditorium.


The Coe College Jazz Summit is the place to be for Jazz at the end of February.  Jazz artists from around the nation convene to work with high school and middle school jazz bands from throughout the state and surrounding region, then demonstrate their own expertise in concert with the Coe College Gold Jazz Ensemble.  Your students will receive a clinic on your competition repertoire from one of the fine Jazz Summit clinicians, as well as have the opportunity to attend instrument clinics. Concert tickets are FREE when ordered by mail before December 1, 2011.  Plan now to schedule your band for the Coe College Jazz Summit 2012.



 

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Interview with 2012 guest artist, Steve Allee
courtesy of 88.3 KCCK-FM


2011 JAZZ SUMMIT FESTIVAL RESULTS

2012 Jazz Summit Results


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