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DATE: February 1, 2014
Location: Ocoee High School
Address: 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway – Ocoee, FL 34761
Advance Cost: $7 for Students / $12 for Adults
Day of Cost: $15 for Students / $20 for Adults
NOTE: Proceeds from Every Ticket Sold is donated to the Ocoee High School Band Program
During the Day: The festival has a clinic session. This component provides increased visibility and career opportunities for middle and high school students who may be interested in pursuing music in their educational endeavors. During this session, (18) local middle and high school jazz bands will perform for a panel of three professional jazz adjudicators. Each band will receive a written and verbal critique of their performance from each panelist. Immediately following the band’s performance they will receive a clinic session with one of the judges. During this clinic the jazz professional will have the opportunity to work specifically on aspects that will enhance the band’s performance as well as broaden the student’s jazz knowledge and capacity. Each band will also have the opportunity to observe one another which is another valuable aspect of a proper music education experience. This also serves as an educational and mentoring opportunity for students.
Additional, the bands will receive a complete Audio recording of thier performance and video of the following clinic, all courtesy of our partner Matt Farrington of the Garden Music School in Winter Garden – www.gardenmusicschool.com.
During the Evening: The Sunshine Jazz Festival offers an evening performance featuring Yamaha Artist James Snyder, University of North Florida Jazz Band and the Ocoee High School Jazz Band.
Yamaha will be supporting the Sunshine Jazz Festival with Yamaha Artist James Snyder. Yamaha Corporation is proud to announce our world-wide 125th Anniversary. Over the next year, Yamaha clinicians may be mentioning important landmark events in Yamaha’s 125 year legacy. Yamaha Corporation of America is continuing our efforts to make their music programs succeed.
University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 3
UNF’s JE 3 has performed at many venues and jazz festivals in Florida and Georgia. Recent engagements include UNF’s Great American Jazz Series, the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival, the Lakeside Jazz Festival in Daytona Beach, and the Jazz Festival at the Kravis center in West Palm Beach. The ensemble is made up of 21 UNF students with a variety of majors.
Marc Dickman, Director
Dr. Dickman is a founding member of the UNF Jazz Studies department. Legendary jazz educator Rich Matteson hired him in 1986. Dickman has gained international renown by performing around the world He maintains a high level of artistic accomplishments including serving as conductor of the annual Tuba Christmas concerts, director of the North Florida Music Camps, and regularly adjudicating throughout the United States. Dr. Dickman is a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz ensemble, the Modern Jazz Tuba Project. The MJT Project has two critically acclaimed releases: “Live From the Bottom Line” and “Favorite Things.” Dr. Dickman earned degrees from Troy State University, McNeese State University, and the University of North Texas. His versatility on euphonium, trombone, bass-trombone, and tuba in the classical and jazz styles places him in much demand in the Southeastern United States. Marc’s CD, “A Weaver of Dreams,” is available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/dickman.
April 12, 2014 – Town of Oakland
Wine and Dine for Arts featuring the University of Florida Gator Jazz Band and the Ocoee High School Jazz Band.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Oakland Town Center
Address: 221 North Arrington Street – Oakland, FL 34760
Cost: $100 per couple or $60 per person
The University of Florida Gator Jazz program offers musicians a positive opportunity for personal and musical growth and aptly prepares them to break into the professional music industry. The Gator Jazz Band and Jazz Combos are very visible groups in the community and therefore expectations for these ensembles are very high as our ultimate goal is to set national standards. Our teaching philosophy is holistic and includes preparing students for tomorrow’s music industry. Our courses provide very valuable content such as access to 35 jazz instructional videos, jazz workbooks, jazz textbooks, online platforms, flash cards, jazz links, networking opportunities, international audition opportunities, summer camps, scholarships, private jazz lessons, and access to many other resources and tools available on the University of Florida’s beautiful campus. For the students that have already participated in our jazz ensembles is it a true honor to be part of their musical journey and we look forward to assisting these students in every way possible throughout their career. For those new students looking for commercial music training and technology skills, the School of Music has very attractive Combination Degrees (Music with an outside field) and the University of Florida has been ranked top in the nation for job placement. We are proud of all the outstanding individuals who have graced the University of Florida Gator Jazz Band with their exceptional musical talents. Go Gators!
UF Gator Jazz Band Website.: www.arts.ufl.edu/music/jazz/
Proceeds from this festival will help talented youth in support of arts and music programming in the Town of Oakland and West Orange County. We anticipate an audience of 800 of Orlando’s corporate and community leaders, local and regional government officials, educators and students to be in attendance to help fulfill our mission of “Building futures through music, art, and education”. In partnership with Ocoee High School, this event provides young jazz artists an additional performance outlet and access to collegiate programs and professional jazz artists. Additionally, the youth will have the opportunity to audition for music scholarships with top college music programs in the country.
HapCO Music Foundation presents The Town of Oakland’s 8th Annual TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL (African American Arts ) Festival. This festival in the town of Oakland encourages artistic expression among youth and celebrates the work of local artists. The festival historically honors Juneteenth, now celebrated throughout the United States with picnics and festivals. We present artistry as exhibited in those who contribute to African-American culture. The festival is organized in collaboration with Orange and Seminole Counties to increase exposure and encourage community participation in the arts.
Highwaymen Youth Visual Art Clinic
Youth Visual Arts Clinic
Friday, June 13, 2014
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Oakland Nature Preserve
Featuring Artist – R.L. Lewis an “Original Highwaymen”
Friday, June 13, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Town of Oakland Town Center
Saturday, June 14, 2014
12 noon – 6 p.m.
Town of Oakland
331 N. Tubb Street, Oakland, Florida
FESTIVAL DOCUMENTS AND SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION
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