The 33rd Annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival - Coming April 2018

Sunbelt Jazz

Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
The University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118

The Sunbelt Jazz Festival is an annual event sponsored by the University of West Georgia's Department of Music under the direction of Dr. Daniel Bakos, Professor of Music, and Director of Jazz Studies and Music Theory. The event consists of workshops conducted by the guest artist and a culminating concert featuring the guest artist accompanied by the UWG Jazz Ensemble. Each year features a different well-known guest jazz artist. The school jazz groups in attendance have the opportunity to be critiqued by and rehearse with the guest artist. Since beginning in 1986, the Sunbelt Jazz Festival has featured many notable jazz musicians nation wide, including Bobby Shew, Chris Vadala, Jerry Coker, Steve Wiest, Rob McConnell, Gary Foster, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm, Giacomo Gates, Ken Trimmins, and one of West Georgia's own, Mariano Pacetti. The University of West Georgia Jazz Ensemble is the resident band for the annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival.

Presented by the University of West Georgia Jazz Ensemble & The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

Sunbelt Application

Applications for the 33rd Annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival will be made available closer to the festival. Have your band participate in the festival and get to play with the pros themselves! Application will be available below - for more information about registration, please contact Daniel Bakos at 678-839-6269 or Justin Mayercik at jmayercik@westga.edu.

 

For more information, contact Justin Mayercik at:
Office: (678) 839-6262
Email: jmayercik@westga.edu