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KCMEA Jazz Day at Bakersfield College


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The Kern County Music Educators' Association and the Bakersfield College Jazz Studies Program are pleased to announce the third annual KCMEA Jazz Day at Bakersfield College on Thursday, April 12, 2018. This all-day event will feature student jazz ensembles from throughout Kern County performing in the Simonsen Performing Arts Center Indoor Theater, with a showcase performance by the BC Jazz Ensemble. This year’s head clinician is Adam Benjamin, a Grammy-nominated pianist with the band Kneebody and Director of Jazz Studies at University of Nevada, Reno. Benjamin will give a public masterclass and perform with the BC Faculty Jazz Ensemble. All events in the Indoor Theater are free and open to the public. More information can be found at www.bcjazz.org



8:45-11:15 Morning Bands (Indoor Theater)
8:45 Highland High School Jazz Band
9:10 Shafter High School Jazz Band
9:35 Centennial High School Jazz Band
10:00 Tehachapi High School Warrior Jazz Band
10:25 Ridgeview High School Jazz Band
10:50 Taft High School Jazz Band

11:30-12:00 BC Faculty Jazz Ensemble w/Adam Benjamin (Indoor Theater)

12:00-1:00 Lunch Break (Outdoor Theater)

12:30-12:45 BC Jazz Studies Information Session (PAC-2)

12:45-1:00 Commercial Music Information Session (PAC-115)

1:15-1:45 Adam Benjamin Masterclass (Indoor Theater)

2:00-2:30 BC Jazz Ensemble Showcase Performance (Indoor Theater)

2:30-5:30 Afternoon Bands (Indoor Theater)
2:30 Tevis Ranger Jazz Ensemble
2:55 Independence High School Jazz Band
3:20 Mira Monte High School Jazz Ensemble
3:45 Bakersfield Christian High School Jazz Band
4:10 Stockdale High School Jazz Band
4:35 Richland Junior High Jazz Band
5:00 Stockdale Christian Jazz Band

Each participating ensemble will receive a private half-hour clinic with our panel of distinguished jazz educators before they go on stage to perform. Many thanks to all of the directors, students, and clinicians for making this event possible!