2014 PEAKS JAZZ FESTIVAL

One of the West's premier jazz festivals, the 2014 Peaks Jazz Festival promises another weekend of stunning performances. This year's event will feature GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter, Russell Gunn; saxophonist, Brandon Fields; Latin-percussion icon, Ruben Alvarez; lead trombonist of the Big Phat Band, Andy Martin; drum master, Keith Carlock; award-winning guitarist, Corey Christiansen; Yamaha saxophone artist and composer, Greg Yasinitsky; the DownBeat Award-winning sounds of Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band, and others still to be announced.

 

Once again, all festival events will be held at Westlake Auditorium located at 99 N Thunder Boulevard in Saratoga Springs.

Tickets are required for both evening performances during the festival.  General Admission Tickets are $10 each and VIP Tickets (which include reserved seating, a signed concert poster, and backstage access) are $30 each.  Tickets are available by phone at 801-763-0200 and in person at Caleb Chapman Music (555 E Main St in American Fork) starting on February 1, 2014.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 7:00PM: EVANS JAZZ CELEBRATION CONCERT

Westlake Auditorium

Featuring RUSSELL GUNN, KEITH CARLOCK, COREY CHRISTIANSEN, BOB SINICROPE, GREG YASINITSKY, & CALEB CHAPMAN'S CRESCENT SUPER BAND

also featuring The Voodoo Orchestra, Groove Trader, Hooligans Brass Band, the Little Big Band, and Siren Sounds 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 7:00PM: YAMAHA JAZZ ICONS CONCERT 

Westlake Auditorium

Featuring BRANDON FIELDS, ANDY MARTIN, RUBEN ALVAREZ, & CALEB CHAPMAN'S CRESCENT SUPER BAND

also featuring the Soul Research Foundation, La Onda Caribena, The Inevitables, Undercurrent, & the New Bop Big Band

Throughout the weekend, our celebrity clinicians and other experts will be presenting FREE educational clinics on a wide range of topics for jazz students of all ages. No tickets or reservations are needed.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

9:15 am-10:30 am

BOB SINICROPE Practicing for Fun and Enjoyment? YES!

 

10:45 am - 11:45 pm

COREY CHRISTIANSEN Essential Jazz Lines: Using Vocabulary As a Foundation for Improv                                            

 

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

KEITH CARLOCK - The Big Picture: Phrasing, Improvisation, Style & Technique on the Drums                                                             

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

RUSSELL GUNN Heavy Metal Bebop: A Match Made in Heaven


 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Jam Session Hosted by COREY CHRISTIANSEN and the CRESCENT OCTET

 

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

RAY SMITH Getting a High Return on Sectionals

 

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

ANDY MARTIN The Anatomy of the Brass Section

 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

RUBEN ALVAREZ Time Is Money: Finding Your Groove

 

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

BRANDON FIELDS Taking Your Licks: A Path to Improvisation

 

These clinics are made possible by our many fantastic festival sponsors.  Be sure to check out their great products!

 

YAMAHA

EVANS DRUMHEADS

RICO REEDS

ZILDJIAN CYMBALS

DW HARDWARE

LP LATIN PERCUSSION

VIC FIRTH DRUMSTICKS

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