Jazz Festival

The 2022 Moores School of Music Jazz Festival will occur on February 25 & 26, 2022 at the Moores Opera House on the campus of the University of Houston. The festival will feature trumpet phenom Jon Faddis along with a panel of judges from across the state of Texas.

The schedule will include college/high school/junior high/middle school performances all day day Friday and Saturday, with each band having a thirty minute performance slot along with a thirty minute judges clinic immediately following. At noon on Friday and Saturday, Mr. Faddis will present a clinic in the Moores Opera House that is open to all participating bands and the general public. The Moores School Jazz Orchestra will perform on Saturday at 7:30 PM featuring Mr. Faddis.

As usual, awards will be given for outstanding MS/HS bands of each day, as well as for the festival. In addition, All Star awards will be presented to soloists along with outstanding MS/HS soloist of the day and the festival. In a change for this year, All Star awards will be given throughout the day and included in the judges packets given to the directors. All Outstanding Festival awards will be presented on Saturday,  the Outstanding Awards for each day will be presented on both Friday and Saturday.

If you are planning to bring your group to the Jazz Festival, please fill out the following information form as quickly as possible to reserve your time. An email will be sent following your registration to confirm your time and gather more information. The deadline to register is Monday February 21, 2022, but slots will fill up quickly. The fees for the jazz festival this year are $250.00 for Middle School and High School Combos, $300.00 for Middle School and High School Big Bands, and $300 for College Combos and Big Bands. Registration Fees must be paid in full prior to your performance in order to go to the warm up room and stage area.

Checks brought to the Jazz Festival must be signed in and registered at the front desk immediately upon arrival. A receipt will be issued there. If you plan to mail your check in (checks must be received before your performance date and a receipt will be issued upon check in at the festival), please make your check payable to “University of Houston” with “Jazz Fest/your school name” in the memo line. The check should be mailed to:

3333 Cullen Boulevard Room 120
Houston, Texas 77204-4017
(713) 743-3009

2022 Jazz Festival Registration