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Student Clinic

Learn from the pros!

The Evergreen Jazz Festival’s Traditional Jazz Clinic is your opportunity to appreciate and perform early styles of jazz.  This is the music of Scott Joplin, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bennie Goodman and Duke Ellington.  Whether you are young musician or a more experienced player you will never forget this day spent with some of the finest traditional jazz players in the world.   You will get tips on playing your instrument, how it fits in a jazz combo, and how to work with your fellow musicians to prepare for a performance.

Open to musicians of Advanced Intermediate ability or Advanced ability, from middle school, high school, and college ages on up!



Evergreen Christian Church (one of our Festival venues)


Clinic Date


Thursday, July 25, 2024



9:00 AM    Registration (Lobby)

9:30 AM    Faculty Presentation

10:00 AM  Coaching on Individual Instruments

11:30 AM  Sectional Rehearsals (Horns and Rhythm Section)

1:00 PM     Lunch with the Faculty (Cafeteria)

2:00 PM     Band Rehearsals 

4:00 PM     Band Performances

4:50 PM     Presentation of Certificates

5:00 PM     Clinic Ends

Music to practice will be emailed one week prior to the clinic.

The Friday Band will be selected to rehearse and participate in a short performance the following day at the annual Jazz Educational Concert. 

Those individuals will need to be available from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm on Friday, July 26th 2024.


Enrollment fee of $50 includes the full clinic and lunch.  Clinic participants will receive a full weekend Festival pass.  Scholarships are available.  See contact information below.

Clinic Director

Bill Clark - Band Leader of The Queen City Jazz Band


Clinic Instructors

Click title for Bios and info.


Questions?   Call 303-674-0641 or email
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