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CSM Jazz Festival

College of San Mateo 18th Annual Jazz Festival
Friday November 21, 2014, CSM Theatre

DrumsThe 18th Annual CSM Jazz Festival featured 18 of the Bay Area's top high school jazz bands in a friendly, non-competitive environment. The event also featured a 12:30 concert by the CSM Evening Jazz Ensemble with special guest artist, world renown jazz artist Taylor Eigsti. Additionally, the festival offered free workshops in Jazz improvisation techniques, by Brian Switzer, Latin Rhythm Section techniques by John Santos (CSM), Trumpet techniques by Bay Area professional Tom Bertetta,Saxophone techniques by woodwind artist, Tim Devine and a conversation with Taylor Eigsti.

Participating schools received feedback by some of the most well-respected educators in the field, including composer and CSM graduate, Dr. Gregory Yasinitsky from Washington State University, Matt Harris from California State University, Northridge, George Stone from Cuesta College, Rory Snyder (ret.) from Diablo Valley College, and Paul Lucckesi from award-winning Buchanan High School.

For more information, please contact Mike Galisatus at galisatusm@smccd.eduor (650) 574-6163.

2014 Schedule of Events

Big Bands
7:30 am – 7:55 am Mills High School  Doug Miner
8:00 am – 8:25 am San Mateo High School Attilio Tribuzi 
8:30 am – 8:55 am Junipero Serra High School Jay Jordan
9:00 am – 9:25 am Half Moon Bay High School John Evans
9:30 am – 9:55 am Tamalpais High School Spiro Tsingaris
10:00 am – 10:25 am El Camino High School Ray Galela
10:30 am – 10:55 am Carlmont High School John DaBaldo
11:00 am – 11:25 am Albany High School Craig Bryant
11:30 am – 11:55 am College of San Mateo Mike Galisatus
12:00 pm – 12:25pm Acalanes High School Norm Dea
12:30 pm – 1:20 pm CSM Monday Evening Jazz Ensemble
With Guest Artist, Taylor Eigsti
1:30 pm – 1:55 pm Los Gatos High School Chris Marra
2:00 pm – 2:25 pm Northgate High School Greg Brown
2:30 pm – 2:55 pm Woodside High School Bill Tolles
3:00 pm – 3:25 pm Homestead High School John Burn
3:30 pm – 3:55 pm Valley Christian High School Marcus Wolfe
4:00 pm – 4:25 pm Hillsdale High School Kevin Gallagher
4:30 pm – 4:55 pm Aragon High School Chris Marra
5:00 pm – 5:25 pm Riordan High School Scott Souza/
Kyle Hildebrant

Clinics and Workshops
 9:30 -10:20 am Tim Devine Saxophone Techniques  Building 2, Room 110
10:30 – 11:20 am Tom Bertetta Brass Techniques  Building 2, Room 110
11:30 am-12:25 pm John Santos Quartet The Art of Guajeo:Backbone of Cuban Music  Building 2, Room 110
1:45 pm – 2:40 pm Taylor Eigsti Talking Jazz with Taylor Eigsti   Building 2, Room 110
2:50 pm – 3:50 pm Brian Switzer    Jazz Improvisation Basics using the JazzDeck  Building 2, Room 110