The 2014 Tri-C JazzFest DownBeat Invitational
It is with great excitement that we invite you to be a part of the 35th annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland.
The DownBeat Invitational will be presented at the Tri-C Metro Campus April 10-11, 2014. Bassist Christian McBride, the 2014 JazzFest artist in residence, will be joined by pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.
| Christian McBride
|| Ulysses Owens
|| Christian Sands
The days will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a mid-day performance by the Christian McBride Trio, as well as organized jam sessions, a workshop for directors only and hands-on classes and q&a with the kids. We urge you to invite your student combos as well as your big bands.
DownBeat Invitational Schedule (April 10-11, 2014)
8:30 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Band Adjudications
11:30 a.m. Lunch break
Noon-1:00 p.m. Concert by Christian McBride Trio and special guests
1-1:15 p.m. Quick Break
1:15-2:15 p.m. Session - How to Swing – art of the rhythm section
2:15-3 p.m. Supervised jam session for all students
2:30-3 p.m. Shop talk - Band directors round table on choosing charts, working with horn sections and jazz articulations, guiding students to improvisation and voicing tools.
Cost and Registration
The special early bird cost is $185 (by Feb. 15) and $235 Feb. 16 and after, and includes registration fees per group and lunch vouchers.
Please contact Dorothy Hirsch at Dorothy.Hirsch@tri-c.edu or 216-987-4940 to register.