Jazz Festival Information


The Clark College Jazz Festival is held the last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in January. Middle school jazz bands perform on Thursday, A-AA jazz bands perform on Friday, and AAA-AAAA jazz bands perform on Saturday.

Criteria for the divisions are outlined in the updated middle school and high school rules and regulations.  If you have any questions, please contact Festival Director, Dr. Doug Harris, at 360-992-2188 or daharris@clark.edu.

Check the Festival Schedule for the daily start and finish times as well as the evening finals times. All participant bands receive a 20- minute individual clinic following their performance. The Clark College Jazz Band performs at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, and at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday. The previous year's Sweepstakes Band holds the spotlight on Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. General admission to the festival is $10 per day. Clark College students and children under 12 accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge.

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Gaiser Hall is located on the northwest corner of the main campus on Fort Vancouver Way, between McLoughlin Blvd. and Fourth Plain Blvd. General admission should enter through the North entrance by the Book Store or the South entrance and participating bands should enter through the West entrance of Gaiser Hall. For additional information, please contact:

Festival Coordinator, Shelly Williams
(360) 992-2662

email: sjwilliams@clark.edu

past jazz festival photograph