Jazz Festival

Coordinator: Terry Tennes

The purpose of the Jazz Festival is to instill an appreciation of the jazz genre by exposing students to blues, boogie, ragtime, standards, and other jazz styles using composed pieces, original arrangements, and improvisation. This event provides an exciting opportunity for your student to perform and hear others play in the Jazz style. They will also hear a short program by outstanding professional jazz musicians.

Jo Ann Daugherty Featured Guest Artist: Jo Ann Daugherty www.JoAnnDaugherty.com

This year we are delighted to have Jo Ann Daugherty as our guest artist. Pianist Jo Ann Daugherty’s most recent album Bring Joy earned a 4-star review from Downbeat Magazine (January 2017) and was listed as one of their “Best Albums of 2017.” Her adventures include performing in jazz festivals in Chicago, New Orleans, and Havana, Cuba; and in clubs such as Dizzy’s NYC, Jazz at Lincoln Center—Shanghai, Snug Harbor, the Jazz Showcase, Green Mill, Winter’s Jazz Club, Andy’s and many more. She has also conducted touring Broadway shows including Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical; music-supervised and played piano for To the Ends of the Earth, a PBS wildlife documentary featuring narration by Jane Goodall; and performed in such premier productions as Jesus Christ Superstar and West Side Story at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. More at www.JoAnnDaugherty.com.


*Guest artist performance is 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.




Thank you for your interest in the CAMTA Jazz Festival. Registration for this event is currently closed. Links will be made available here when registration opens.