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Jazzfest.2009

* Download a PDF of the 2008
EVENING CONCERT PROGRAM

*
'09 School Performance Schedule

* '09 Director's Correspondence Page

* '09 Jazz Directors Big FAT Band

* List of music to be performed at '09 Fest

*
'09 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

* '09 Festival "Rules" for Directors

*' 09 Festival Fees

* The '09 Festday's General Schedule

* Deadlines for '09 Festival

* 2009 Festival Sponsors

* DIRECTOR'S FAQ about our festival

* '09 Festival Clinicians

* Driving Directions to New Trier

* Chicago Links for tourists

* Places to eat dinner

* Stage Plot PDF to be printed out and FAXED back
Due by JAN. 30

* Soloists PDF to be printed out and FAXED back 
Due by JAN. 30

* On-line Lunch Intention Form and VIBES request

* Past Performers at the Mantooth Jazzfest

* Breakfast/Lunch Menu

* Online Music Listing Form

* Festday Broadcast Schedule for LIVE
TV/Radio/INTERNET

* How to get tickets to the evening concert


Jazzfest.2008


*  Download a PDF of the 2008
EVENING CONCERT PROGRAM

* The 2008 Festday's General Schedule

* School Performance Schedule 2008 Fest 

* Participating Schools in 2008 Fest

* 2008 Jazz Directors Big FAT Band

* '08 Festival Clinicians

* '08 Fest Directors Correspondence

* 2008 Festival Sponsoring Hotel


Jazzfest VIDEO ARCHIVES


* Video archives from the 2008 Festival

* Video archives from the 2007 Festival

* Video archives from the 2006 Festival

* Video archives from the 2005 Festival

* Video archives from the 2004 Festival

* Video archives from the 2003 Festival


Music Performed at
PAST NT JazzFests


*
2008 Festival Music
*2007 Festival Music
*2006 Festival Music
*2005 Festival Music
*2004 Festival Music
*2003 Festival Music
*2002 Festival Music
*2001 Festival Music
*2000 Festival Music
*1999 Festival Music
*1998 Festival Music


Past Performers at our festival

International Association for Jazz Education

The Jazz Showcase (Chicago)

Chicago Jazz Archive

Chicago Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Institute of Chicago

Chicago Links

NT Jazz Ensemble's China Tour Website

Nt Jazz Ensemble's New Orleans Tour Webpage

About our New Trier
Jazz Ensembles

* Jazz Ensemble I
* Lab Jazz Ensemble
* Concert Jazz Ensemble
* Freshman Jazz Ensemble


New Trier
Jazz Studies

* Music Improv Program
* Past Guest Artists
* Past Guest Big Bands
* NTHS Jazz Studies Curriculum

 

DIRECTOR INFORMATION ("Rules")

All NTJazzfest information can be found by selecting a working link of interest on the left margin.  

Our festival’s purpose is to provide a positive, noncompetitive educational experience for inexperienced ensembles, or “second” ensembles from high schools with more than one jazz ensemble, or "First and only" jazz ensembles who's director considers them to be "inexperienced."  These ensembles often have little opportunity to perform outside their school district, benefit from the comments of this country’s best clinicians, or hear university or professional big bands. These students can also gain the most from receiving one of the individual talent awards, or by attending a "Special Interest Clinic" at our festival. No director should disqualify their ensemble from participation in our festival because they feel it is not good enough. We have provided this educational experience for thousands of junior high and high school jazz students over the past twenty-one years and received only rave evaluations from directors.  

EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS IS A WINNER!

ENTRANCE FORMS MAY BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BEGINNING AT 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, OCTOBER 6th, 2009, AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL ALL 40 PERFORMANCE SPACES ARE FILLED.
AN ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK WILL APPEAR ON WWW.NTJAZZ.COM AT 9:00 A.M. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH.

SINCE OUR FESTIVAL IS "PAPERLESS", YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR PARTICIPATION FORM DIRECTLY FROM OUR WEB PAGE AND DIRECTORS MUST BE ACTIVE USERS OF EMAIL SINCE THERE IS LITTLE OR NO U.S. MAIL INVOLVED IN THE ORGANIZATION OR EXECUTION OF OUR FESTIVAL.

The 40 performance spaces for "second" or "third" jazz ensembles will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis using internet-stamped reply times on the online applications beginning at 9 a.m.

"Second/Third Bands" will get accepted first, then beginning at 1 p.m. on registration day, "Inexperienced 1st and Only" bands will be accepted based on entry times.  

A waiting list will be maintained and posted for groups that enroll after all the performance spaces are filled. 

Forms will be discarded from schools where the director identifies their applying band as "Inexperienced first or only jazz ensemble", but who enter more than one jazz ensemble in the question, "Number of jazz ensembles in your school's music department?" No attempt will be made to contact a director to verify the correctness of any form and it is up to the directors to decide if their "1st and only" band is "inexperienced."

In order to provide a high-quality, non-competitive experience to the most possible band directors and schools, A PARTICULAR SCHOOL CAN ONLY BRING ONE BAND TO OUR FESTIVAL.

IMPORTANT- It is necessary to limit the number of REDUCED PRICE EVENING CONCERT TICKETS ($20) we can sell to our guest schools to the number of students performing, and chaperone(s). We will still provide one complimentary director ticket. We cannot accommodate evening concert requests for reduced price tickets to bring additional non-performing bands or additional non-performing students from one school. Those non-performing students are welcome to attend the free daytime clinics and concerts, but if they wish to attend the evening concert they must pay for a full price ($30) a ticket. Those tickets must be ordered using the online application.


REGULAR FESTIVAL FEATURES

  • A videotape of every band's performance with auditorium performances recorded in stereo using with more than 20 microphones and six camera angles. Bands and combos performing in the auditorium will be broadcast LIVE on cable television to more than 40,000 homes, in stereo LIVE on North Shore Public Radio, and LIVE WORLDWIDE on the Internet.
  • Every band that performs will have the opportunity to have their performance archived on the Internet for one entire year. Details provided to participating bands.
  • Every ensemble will receive a private clinic with an outstanding jazz educator.
  • A 90-minute big band sight-reading session using easy to medium-difficulty charts in which your students can participate.
  • New Trier will provide drums, bass and guitar amps, and vibes if you play on the main stage. If you do not perform on the main stage, you must provide your own amps/drums/cymbals/stands.
  • Bands are strongly encouraged, but not required to stay for the evening concert. 
  • "Special Interest Clinics" on such topics as... "So you think you want to be a college music major," "The world of the touring jazz musician," "How to improvise," "How to compose music," "How to become a recording engineer, " "How to become a jingle writer for radio or TV" and others.
  • Outstanding junior high students can receive a Jamey Aebersold "How To Improvise" Play-A-Long CD.
  • A Directors Big Band comprised of our guest directors will perform on stage in the afternoon.
  • Hear great professional and college jazz artists during the day.
  • Outstanding High School students can receive Jazz Festival Outstanding Musician Certificates.

Format of our 27th Annual NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ FESTIVAL... now renamed THE FRANK MANTOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL AT NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL

1. There are five performance sites for big bands... the auditorium stage (1,600 seats and for high school ensembles with 12 or more members), the McGee Theater (600 seats), the student lounge (junior high groups), and in the two third floor band rooms. You may request the location in which you prefer your big band to play on the entry form. Acceptance is "first-come, first-serve". In an attempt to involve as many schools as possible on the main stage, only one band from a particular school will be accepted. Schools that performed on stage last year will not perform on stage this year. Schools can bring additional students for free to attend the daytime concerts and clinics. All bands regardless of where they perform must provide their own cymbals, and use a stacked setup with trombones seated. 

2.  Each jazz ensemble may perform three compositions or 18 minutes, whichever comes first. (Setup and teardown time is not included in this 18 minute period.) Keep in mind that the shorter time you play, the longer you will have in your private clinic with a university clinician. 

3.  Big bands that perform in the 1,600 seat auditorium will have two clinicians record comments during your group’s performance. This is in addition to a stereo stage performance tape without comments and a videotape IN STEREO using more than twenty microphones and six camera angles. Big band performances in the auditorium will also be broadcast LIVE on cable television to more than 40,000 homes and simulcast in stereo on North Shore Public Radio and LIVE WORLDWIDE ON THE INTERNET. Bands performing in other locations will have their concert and clinic videotaped by one camera and can be archived on our website for one year. A clinician comment tape will also be made for non-auditorium bands whose fees are reduced since those ensembles are not being multi-camera videotaped.

4. If you perform on stage, after your ensemble performs it will move to a rehearsal room and work on specific areas of concern heard by your clinician during your performance. Groups that perform in other sites will remain in that location for their clinic. All daytime performance sites are open to the public with no admission charged.

5. Outstanding high school musicians will be recognized at the evening concert when they are presented Outstanding Musician Certificates.

6. In order to expose your students to smaller groups, a professional combo (the John Wojciechowski Quintet) will perform at noon. During the afternoon there will be a sight-reading band and eight "special interest clinics." The instrumental masterclasses will be presented by outstanding jazz educators.  Following the masterclasses will be a concert by the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble directed by Bob Lark. The daytime portion of the festival will end by 5:00 p.m. Maps to inexpensive restaurants in the area will be available when you check in, and on this web page.

7. At 7:30 PM, the New Trier High School Jazz Ensemble will perform and festival awards will be presented to outstanding musicians. The concert by the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra will begin around 8:15 p.m. and end by 10:00 p.m.  PERFORMING STUDENTS and chaperones participating in the day’s activities are eligible to purchase $20 tickets to the evening concert if ordered and paid for by Thanksgiving by their director. Each director will receive one complimentary ticket. Tickets for non-performing students and adults will be $30 each if ordered on the online application form. It should be noted that EVERY ONE of our previous evening concerts have been sellouts!

8.  Do not send your entrance fee at this time. You will be billed according to your performance location.  BANDS THAT PAY THEIR ENTRANCE FEES LATER THAN NOVEMBER 1, 2009 WILL BE MOVED TO THE WAITING LIST AND REPLACED BY ANOTHER BAND FROM OUR WAITING LIST. 


PARTICIPATION FEES

There are two participation fees for high school or junior high BIG BANDS, depending on where you perform. 

  • $250 fee to help cover your ensemble’s clinic expenses with televised and auditorium performances if you perform on stage.  

    OR
  • $225 fee to help cover your ensemble's clinic expenses if you perform any place other than on stage.

NOTE: Ensembles that withdraw after JANUARY 4, 2010, will forfeit their entire entrance fee. DO NOT SEND YOUR FEE UNTIL YOU ARE BILLED.

Complete the online application beginning at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, and address any questions to:

EMAILED QUESTIONS ARE HIGHLY PREFERRED to phone calls.

Nic Meyer   
New Trier High School
385 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 784-6701
FAX (847) 501-6400 
EMAIL address: nmeyer@ntjazz.com

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