The North Dakota State University Division of Performing Arts is excited to announce the 37th Annual High School Invitational Jazz Festival, February 9, 2019 at NDSU Festival Concert Hall, featuring guest artists Dave Tull, drums and vocal and Rex Richardson, trumpet. Los Angeles based drummer and vocalist Dave Tull will be performing several of his original hits, while Trumpeter Rex Richardson from Virginia will be featured on jazz standards with the NDSU Jazz Ensemble.
The NDSU High School Invitational Jazz Festival will feature regional high school jazz ensembles. Guest adjudicators bring their world class jazz talents as both educators and performers to the stage of Festival Concert Hall. During the festival, guest artists will present a series of clinics to area jazz students, along with critiquing the bands in performance. All clinics are free and open to the public.
High schools in participation include Eagan MN, Mandan, Bismarck Legacy, West Fargo Liberty Middle School, Central Cass High School, Moorhead High School, Sheyenne High School, West Fargo High School, and Minot High School. Over fifteen bands will perform as part of this two day event.
The festival culminates in a high-powered concert featuring our world-class guest artists in performance with the NDSU Jazz Ensemble. The closing concert is free and open to the public on February 9th at 7:00 P.M. in Festival Concert Hall.