The 22nd Annual Bellevue College Jazz Band Festival 2018


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♦ Registration for the 2019 Festival will begin on October 9, 2018

 February 1 , 2 & 3

Big Band Jazz Festival

Greetings fellow band directors.  I hope you had a wonderful summer and are hitting your stride this fall!  I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in THE 22nd ANNUAL BELLEVUE COLLEGE JAZZ BAND FESTIVAL – 2018.  We are especially excited to announce this year’s guest artist, saxophonist/Educator/Composer Tim Warfield.  Tim is without question, one of the finest saxophone players in the jazz idiom.  Here are a few quotes from the press….



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“…he has a unique grasp of the music, steeped in tradition yet embodying his own ideas and style…”- Victor L. Schermer,



“…a swaggering, soulful tone and emphatic style…” – Ron Wynn, All Music Guide

Over the past few years we have worked to improve the musical and educational experience for you and your students, and this year is no different!  Here a few of the highlights.

Live Streaming:  (New!!)  All preliminary performances will be live-streamed on the Bellevue College website.

High School Combo Division: (New!!)  Student groups will perform and receive feedback onstage from Thomas Marriott.  One ensemble will be chosen to perform on the Saturday evening concert.

Extended Performance & Clinic Times:
Middle/Jr. High Division will enjoy 20 minute performances and 35 minute clinics.
High School Division will enjoy 30 minute performances and 45 minute clinics.

Tim Warfield Masterclass/Performance: Tim will provide a masterclass and performance on Friday/Saturday afternoon and will be featured with the Bellevue College Big Band on Saturday evening.

Web Registration:   Registration has been moved 100% online.  We hope you enjoy this new streamlined method for enrollment!

As always, we look forward to hosting you and your students at The 22nd Annual Bellevue College Jazz Festival.  Register soon as slots fill up quickly.

Jim Sisko
Instrumental Music Coordinator
Director of Jazz Bands
Bellevue College

Last Updated April 11, 2018