2019 Fayetteville Jazz Festival

Thank you for supporting the 2019 Fayetteville Jazz Festival! Mark your calendars for April 10-11, 2020 for the second edition. More news and school registration will be available here and at www.facebook.com/fayettevillejazz on September 15th.

The First Annual Fayetteville Jazz Festival

featuring Artist in Residence Doug Stone

Friday, April 12th through Saturday, April 13th, 2019

The University of Arkansas Community Music School, Institute for Creative Music (IfCM), and Fayetteville Public Library present a two-day music festival on Friday April 12th and Saturday, April 13th. This event features performances by guest saxophonist Doug Stone, a former member of Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau and now an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Louisiana State University. There will also be performance clinics with regional school jazz groups as well as workshops on jazz history and listening to jazz for the community.

The Institute for Creative Music (a registered 501c3 non-profit) will award several youth scholarships to the 2019 U of A Community Music School Summer Jazz Camp to high-performing students who participate in the performance clinics. High school, junior high, and middle school groups can register at https://bit.ly/2FtxDay until April 1st for $100 per group.

Festival Schedule:

Friday, April 12th:

  • 8pm, Doug Stone Quartet Performance at the Guisinger Music House, 1 E. Mountain St. featuring Doug Stone (saxophone/compositions), Jake Hertzog (guitar), Garrett Jones (bass), and Chris Teal (drum set).  

Saturday, April 13th:

  • 8am-2pm School performance clinics at Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on the University of Arkansas Campus (school schedule TBA March 1, 2019, see full schedule at bottom of page).

  • 12:30pm-4pm Community events at Fayetteville Public Library:

  • 12:30-2pm, “The Music of Ella Fitzgerald” lecture presentation by Dr. Kimberly Hannon Teal, University of Arkansas

  • 2:30-3:15pm, “Listening to Jazz” workshop with Dr. Kimberly Hannon Teal and the Doug Stone Quartet

  • 3:15-4pm, Performance of the by the Doug Stone Quartet featuring Claudia Burson (piano), Garrett Jones (bass), and Chris Teal (drums)

Attendance to the events at Guisinger Music House and the Fayetteville Public Library are free and open to the public. Participation for school groups in the performance clinic portion of the festival is $100 for the day (register at https://bit.ly/2FtxDay until April 1st). Anyone interested in making a tax-exempt donation to the Institute for Creative Music to support student scholarships to the U of A Community Music School Camps and Workshops can visit http://www.ifcmusic.org/donate/  For more information, contact Chris Teal (cdteal@uark.edu) and visit http://www.ifcmusic.org/


All performances in Stella Boyle Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building:

8:00-8:40           School 1 (Prairie Grove HS) performance and clinic

8:40-9:20           School 2 (CMS Adult 3) performance and clinic

9:20-10:00          School 3 (NWACC) performance and clinic

10:00-10:30        Workshop 1 with Chris Teal

10:30-11:10        School 4 (CMS Youth 1) performance and clinic

11:10-11:50        School 5 (CMS Adult 1 & 2) performance and clinic

11:50-12:30        Workshop 2 with Doug Stone


Students, teachers, and community members who are driving individual vehicles can park in the Stadium Parking Garage (free on Saturdays) and walk to the Fine Arts Building and Stella Boyle Smith Hall (Direction to campus and the Fine Arts Building can be accessed at http://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/music/about-the-department/directions.php)