For Immediate Release
December 11, 2013
For additional information:
Chief Communications Officer, Clark College
Clark College Jazz Festival Director
The 52nd Annual Clark College Jazz Festival
January 30 through February 1, 2014
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College and the Director of the Clark College Jazz Festival, Richard Inouye, offer an invitation to three full days of exciting big-band jazz at the 52nd Annual Clark College Jazz Festival. This historic community event will take place Thursday, January 30; Friday, January 31; and Saturday, February 1, 2014, in Gaiser Hall on the Clark College main campus.
Sixty middle and high school jazz ensembles are scheduled to perform in this year’s competition, with trophies presented to the top three jazz ensembles in each division. Individual outstanding musician awards will also be presented at the end of each day’s preliminary competitions. At the end of Saturday evening, the Dale Beacock Memorial Sweepstakes Award will be presented to one outstanding band selected from the entire festival.
Preliminary competitions for the 2014 festival will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, starting on Thursday with middle schools. On Friday, the A and AA high school division jazz bands will compete; AAA and AAAA high school jazz bands will take the stage on Saturday. Finals competitions will begin at 7 p.m. all three evenings, with trophies presented at the end of the evening.
The Clark College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Festival Director Rich Inouye, will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, noon and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and noon on Saturday. The 2013 Sweepstakes Band, Roosevelt High School Jazz I from Seattle, Wash., under the direction of Scott Brown, will hold the spotlight on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 per day. Clark College students and children under 12 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free of charge.
Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, Wash. Gaiser Hall is located on the northwest corner of the main campus on Fort Vancouver Way, between McLoughlin Blvd. and Fourth Plain Blvd. Please enter through the north or south entrance of Gaiser Hall. For additional information, please contact the Clark College Music Department at 360-992-2662 or visit the festival’s website: www.clark.edu/cc/jazzfestival.
If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, you should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit Gaiser Hall room 137, by January 17.