Male student playing the baritone at a band concert

Department of Music & Theatre

Baker University Jazz Festival

Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 | 7:30 am. - 5 :30 p.m.


Frank Perez

Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music

Featuring a full day of performances by area high school big bands adjudicated by our festival guest artists.

The festival kicks off Thursday night in Rice Auditorium with a free concert at 7:30, featuring a performance by the Baker Jazz Ensemble and festival guest artist.

Each band will have 25 minutes to perform its set and participate in a 20-minute clinic with one of our guest artists and also have the opportunity to sight-read for an adjudicator. The adjudicator comments and ratings will be provided to all performing ensembles before they leave that day. Awards will be presented to the two finest musicians performing that day as chosen by the panel of adjudicators.

COVID-19 Precautions

At this time we are unsure of our COVID-19 protocols for indoor events during the next academic year.  Please mark this date as tentative in your calendar.


Fee | $150 per school

Registration will open August 2, 2021.

Entry fees are not refundable after deadline date.

Custom Arrangements

If you are using custom arrangements, you are required to obtain the appropriate copyright permission/licenses.

Please visit: CopyCatTresona, or Harry Fox.

DIRECTIONS | Rice Auditorium is located at 404 Eighth St.

Bus Parking

Download a map showing bus parking.