40th Annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival at New Trier High School
Saturday, February 4th, 2023
8:00am - 11:00am ~ Breakfast for all students, directors, and visitors W150 – Trevian Commons (View Menu Here)
8:30 am ~ Student performances begin – see School Performance Schedule for details
10:15 am - 11:45 am ~ Student Jam Session hosted by MYAC’s Jazz Faculty – W301 - IGSS Room – Third Floor
11:00 am - 2:00 pm ~ Lunch Available in W150 – Trevian Commons – Cash Only, Small Bills Preferred.
11:00 am - 1:30 pm ~ Director’s Lounge Open for complimentary lunch W130 (Staff Dining Room)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ~ Victor Garcia Quartet (Gaffney Auditorium)
12:40pm - 1:30pm ~ Junior High Sight Reading Band (reading grade 1.5-3 charts). All junior high students are encouraged to bring their instruments and participate in this reading session. 2nd Floor Rotunda
12:40pm - 1:30pm ~ Special Interest Clinic: Jazz Piano for the non-pianist. Virtually every successful jazz musician has some piano chops. This session will show you how to get started. Presented by Joan Hickey, jazz piano professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – W301 – Third Floor Commons, South End
12:40pm - 1:30pm ~ Special Interest Clinic: Listening with Intention. The importance of listening to this music can not be overstated. Learn how to get more out of your listening with Kenny Reichert, Chicago-based jazz guitarist. W350 – Third Floor Commons, North End.
1:40pm - 2:30pm ~ High School Sight Reading Band (reading grade 3-4 charts). All high school students are encouraged to bring their instruments and participate in this reading session. 2nd Floor Rotunda
1:40pm - 2:30pm ~ Special Interest Clinic: Developing Language for Improvisation. Master improviser and educator Victor Garcia will take you through his process for acquiring, incorporating, and personalizing language for improvisation. W301 - Third Floor Commons, South End
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm ~ Jazz Director’s Big Band – Gaffney Auditorium
3:00pm - 3:50pm ~ Master Classes with members of the Uptown Jazz Orchestra - Every Student Must Attend! Please DO bring your instruments.
Saxes – W301 - Third Floor Commons, South End Trumpets – W120 - Orchestra Room (1st floor)
Trombones – W215 - Large Choral Room (2nd floor) Rhythm Section – Gaffney Stage
4:00pm - 4:50pm ~ DePaul University Jazz Workshop – everyone attends! Gaffney Auditorium
5:00pm ~ Women in Jazz Dinner in the Student Commons (1st floor)
~ Directors sign out at North Entrance, bands depart for dinner on their own (must use designated departure location!)
7:00pm ~ Auditorium Doors Open
7:30pm - 10:00pm ~ Evening Concert featuring New Trier’s Jazz Ensemble 1 and Delfeayo Marsalis Presents the Uptown Jazz Orchestra!