Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival
It is my pleasure to announce that the 40th annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival will be held on the UMD campus, Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th, 2013. This Festival will be non-competitive in nature, offering positive, learning-based experiences for young jazz ensembles and many outstanding performances.
» » Our Saturday evening featured guest artist will be Dave Pietro, saxophonist, composer and music educator. A native of Southboro, Massachusetts, Dave Pietro has been on the New York music scene since 1987. His talents as a gifted saxophonist, composer, and educator have made him an in-demand musician who has performed at jazz clubs, jazz festivals, schools and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.
For more information about Mr. Pietro, visit http://www.davepietro.com/ .
» » Also in concert on Friday, March 8th will be Carl Allen Quartet. Carl Allen, swing artist and drummer, has been teaching music and touring the nation since 1982. Working with artists such as the Benny Green Trio, George Coleman, Freddie Hubbard and Christian McBride, Allen says, "My ultimate goal is to get to a level like Art Blakey, Art Taylor, Elvin Jones and Billy Higgins and these cats who, every time they sit down behind a set of drums it's swinging. The power of swing is something else and once I get to that level everything else falls into place."
For more information on the Carl Allen Quartet please visit http://carlallen.com/.
**Tickets to the Friday evening concert are very limited. There are 150 tickets that will be held for jazz festival groups until February 1st. These tickets must be purchased through the UMD Box Office 218.726.8877 or online at here.
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Carl Allen Quartet
Weber Music Hall
Ticket price: Adults $19 | Senior Adults (65+) $17 | Students $5
Saturday, March 9th, | 5 pm
UMD Jazz I Featuring Dave Pietro and the UMD Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival All Stars
Marshall Performing Arts Center
Ticket price: Adults $12 | Senior Adults (65+) $10 | Students $7 | UMD Student $5
The Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival will also include:
» » Performances by UMD Jazz Ensembles
» » 40 minutes of individualized time for your ensemble. Most ensembles perform for about twenty minutes and are then critiqued by two clinicians for another twenty minutes.
» » Adjudicators. Including leading jazz educators from colleges across the country to adjudicate and clinic your ensembles and directors. Recent Adjudicators have included: Billy Taylor, Gene Aitken (UNC), Bob Kase (UWSP), Tom Matta (DePaul University), Bob Kleinschmidt (Tiffin University), John Salerno (UWGB), Terry Vermillion (St. Cloud State) and many others.
» » Non-competitive atmosphere. This positive, learning-oriented approach has become a hallmark of the Head of the Lakes Festival. No trophies or defeats, just jazz music, hard work, and fun!
» » Clinics. Numerous clinics will be given by the guest artists, UMD jazz faculty and by our adjudicators, all of whom are recognized leaders in their fields.
» » Scholarships. The chance for instrumentalists to audition for a scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth as a music major!!
» » Prizes. Performance certificates and prizes will be awarded to individuals who offer outstanding performances during the day.
Please register online OR print and complete the reservation form and return it with payment by the February 1st deadline so that we can hold a spot for your ensemble(s) at this year’s festival. The fee for participants will be $200.00 per ensemble. We will fill performance spots on a first come, first serve basis so get your reservation form in early. Upon receipt of your registration fee, we will contact you regarding group hotel rates and other information.
Register online or send reservation forms and payment to:
University of Minnesota Duluth
Music Dept. Box Office
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
I look forward to seeing you this year, and to hearing your ensembles perform. If you have any questions regarding the festival, please feel free to contact me at 218.726.6327, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Jazz Studies
2013 Response Form| zip file
HOL Day Schedule 2013| PDF
Participant Letter 2013| PDF
Program Soloists Form| PDF
For Information about music department programs and upcoming concerts, please call 218-726-8877