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
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
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!