CSU East Bay Department of Music
28th Annual CSU East Bay Jazz Festival
Our 28th Annual CSU East Bay Jazz Festival is April 19 & 20, 2013 featuring jazz legend Eddie Daniels. The festival encourages and engages participants through interactive learning and playing.
Each participating band has a 1/2 hour warmup time followed by a 45-minute time slot at their performance site. That 45 minutes can be used any way the director wants, and is most helpfully worked out where the participating band plays for 20-25 minutes their planned set (usually 3 tunes). During that time, the adjudicators will be sitting in the audience area speaking their comments into a recorder. When the band's set is done, the remaining time is used for the interactive clinic with the adjudicators who will be demonstrating the concepts they wish to convey with the bands.
See the Jazz Festival Details page for the Friday and Saturday schedule and a list of provided equipment and other details. The festival also features a public concert featuring EDDIE DANIELS with the CSU East Bay Jazz Orchestra. Details below:
CONCERT open to the public featuring Eddie Daniels and the CSU East Bay Jazz Orchestra on Friday, April 19th at 7:30 p.m.
General Public Admission: $10 Purchase tickets on-line.
Special participating band member/director ticket price @$5 each available until April 5th. See: Participating Band Ticket Request Form
“Benny Goodman, Buddy de Franco, Eddie Daniels: jazz clarinet has three Masters”
“It is a rare event in jazz where one man can all but reinvent an instrument bringing it to a new stage of revolution.”…jazz critic Leonard Feather
“Eddie Daniels combines elegance and elegance and virtuosity in a way that makes me remember Arthur Rubinstein. He is a thoroughly well-bred demon.” …Leonard Bernstein
Eddie Daniels is clearly a renaissance musician, a virtuoso in both jazz and classical music, recipient of unreserved accolades from his peers, from critics, and from the public. Eddie's overriding ambition is to reach as many people as possible with his music, to enlarge the audience for both jazz and classical music and at the same time to tear down the walls separating them. In Eddie's hands, the music of Mozart can be as engaging as that of Charlie Parker and a concert featuring both can be a uniquely rewarding experience for the audience.More about Eddie Daniels
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In its twenty-seven year existence, the CSU East Bay Jazz Festival has gained a reputation for featuring superb guest artists. Here is a list of guest artists who have graced the stage at festivals past.