2017 will mark the 20th Anniversary of the Moores School of Music Jazz Festival at the Moores Opera House on the campus of the University of Houston. High School, Junior High, and Middle School performances will occur throughout both days, and there will be evening concerts at the conclusion of both days. The judges for this years festival are Mr. Dennis Dotson, Dr. Woody Witt, Mr. Shelley Carrol, and Mr. Joel Fuglham. At the end of both days, the festival will award the Outstanding Middle School/Junior High and High School Band of the day along with individual All-Star Soloist awards. On Saturday, awards will also be presented for Outstanding Bands and Soloists of the Festival. This year, there will also be opportunities for graduating seniors to perform auditions for the Moores School of Music while on campus with their performing groups.
Both nights will feature special evening concerts. On February 24, the Moores School Jazz Ensemble will perform along with a full performance of the Miles Davis album “The Birth of The Cool” by Houston Area Jazz Artists. On February 25, the Moores School Jazz Orchestra will perform with guest artist Bill Evans on saxophone. Mr. Evans will also present a clinic at 12:00 PM on both days in the Moores Opera House. For more information, please contact Cameron Kubos at email@example.com.
To register for the 2017 MSM Jazz Festival, please fill out the following form: