All-Star H.S. Jazz Band 2024

Greetings Jazz Ensemble director,

I am excited to announce the 2024 Michigan Jazz Festival All-Star High School Jazz Band under the direction of Vincent Chandler. The band will perform at the 29th annual Michigan Jazz Festival at Schoolcraft College (Livonia) on Sunday, July 21, 2024. In addition to having the opportunity to perform in front of a large audience of jazz enthusiasts at this prestigious festival, selected students will receive professional tutoring, will rehearse and perform with other talented high school musicians, and will bring back to your school skills and concepts learned in the process.
There will be two weekend rehearsals at Wayne State University and one on-site rehearsal on the day of the performance. The Festival will provide drums and keyboards. Music will be supplied ahead of time.

Director Vincent Chandler is a native Detroiter who earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Masters of Music Improvisation from the  University of Michigan. He has taught at U-M, Michigan State, Claflin University and South Carolina State University, and is currently on the faculty at Wayne State University. His resume includes performing with a long list of the finest musicians in jazz including Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Randy Brecker and Marcus Belgrave.

The Michigan Jazz Festival features a full day of live jazz on six simultaneous stages – a terrific opportunity for the all-star musicians to hear and connect with the best jazz musicians in our state.

Craig Strain
Michigan Jazz Festival

2024 Michigan Jazz Festival All-Star High School Jazz Band Nomination Form – Band Director
This form is for jazz band directors to nominate a student you feel is prepared to be in the Michigan Jazz Festival All-Star High School Jazz Band. One form per student, please.