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Western Colorado's Selective University

Jazz Festival

May 1, 2017

Open to instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles at the middle and high school level. An outstanding ensemble of the day will be invited to perform on the evening concert with CMU Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Chords.

Registration Includes:

• Festival performance

• Recorded comments by a panel of top jazz educators

• Clinic with one of the jazz educators

• Midday performances by our clinicians

• Free admission to the final concert featuring the selected outstanding ensemble of the day, CMU Vocal Chords and Jazz Ensemble, and our fine clinicians


8am-5pm Festival performances

12pm Performance by our professional clinicians for all students

6:30pm Sound check for outstanding ensemble of the day

7:30pm Final Concert

Registration Form

Parking Map

Clinician Bios


Tom Collier, vibraphone

Tom Collier has appeared in concert and on recordings with many important jazz and popular artists and has released several jazz albums. In the classical arena, Collier has appeared as guest soloist with the Seattle Symphony, The Denver Symphony, The Bellevue Philharmonic, and many others. He has been Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Washington since 1980.

Tim Fox

Tim Fox graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Music Education. He has played trumpet and/or piano in the Chicago area, in Colorado's Western Slope, and on the road, with the likes of "The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra," under the direction of Buddy Morrow, with "The Temptations" and "The Four Tops," with Eric Alexander, Ed Soph, Red Skelton, Barbara Eden, Connie Francis, Mitzi Gaynor, and with many morre. He is currently a freelance musician, a member of the Colorado Mesa University Faculty Jazz Quartet, a member of the Josefina Mendez Jazz trio, and works in the RE-1 School District. Tim also facilitates, with the generous support of Jazz Aspen.


Tim Emmons