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.
Friday, April 12th:
8pm, Doug Stone Quartet Performance at the Guisinger Music House, 1 E. Mountain St. featuring Doug Stone (saxophone/compositions), Matt Nelson (piano), 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).
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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and visit http://www.ifcmusic.org/