Bod Brief: Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival engages community

Staff Report

Washburn will host the annual Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival April 1. The festival will take place all day in White Concert Hall and will feature the talents of high school and middle school jazz bands from all over Kansas. The bands will preform for a panel of nationally recognized jazz artists who have a passion for education as well. The judges will also give a brief clinical. The day will conclude with a concert at 7:30 p.m., also in White Concert Hall. At the concert, Washburn’s Jazz Ensemble I will perform alongside the musicians who judged the performances during the day. Both the performances during the day and the performance at night are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Craig Treinen at (785) 670-1520 or [email protected]