2021 Collegiate Jazz Festival

2021 Collegiate Jazz Festival
Notre Dame’s 63rd annual Collegiate Jazz Festival was held 
Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. EDT
To view footage from the event please click here: 
 
The CJF Schedule
All times are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
12:00 PM • University of Notre Dame Jazz Band 1
  1:00 PM • Texas State University Jazz Ensemble
  2:00 PM • Texas State University Jazz Orchestra
  3:00 PM • Western Michigan University Little Big Band
  4:00 PM • Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra I
  5:00 PM • Columbia College Chicago Fusion Ensemble
  6:00 PM • Clinic with John Clayton, Gerald Clayton, and Matt Wilson
  7:00 PM • Jazz Clinic with all 5 CJF Clinicians
 
The CJF Clinicians
5 professional clinicians evaluated the participating college jazz ensembles. The clinicians were assembled by John Clayton, who performed at CJF as a student and has been an outstanding clinician at CJF several times in the past. These five world-class musicians were:
Tia Fuller, alto saxophone (Tia's home page) (Wikipedia
Terell Stafford, trumpet (Terell's home page) (Wikipedia)
Gerald Clayton, piano (Gerald's home page) (Wikipedia)
John Clayton, string bass (John's home page) (Wikipedia)
Matt Wilson, drums (Matt's home page) (Wikipedia)
 
About CJF
Notre Dame’s Collegiate Jazz Festival began in 1959 and is the oldest and most prestigious college jazz festival in the nation with a rich history of great collegiate bands, and a long line of incredible clinicians. The event brings together collegiate bands from across the nation to perform in a non-competitive setting. A group of world-class, professional jazz musicians provide helpful comments to the college bands and top off the evening with an amazing clinic open to everyone. It was our honor to host so many worthy bands and clinicians once again in 2021 for CJF’s 63rd year
 
For questions regarding CFJ, please contact: 
Professor Larry Dwyer (ldwyer@nd.edu) or Mr. Matt Merten (MMerten@nd.edu

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