Now in its 22nd year, the Sitka Jazz Festival works to bring professional jazz musicians from around the world to the island community of Sitka, Alaska to teach, inspire, and perform.
The Festival strives to teach music appreciation, skills, history, artistic expression, and cross-cultural understanding through jazz in a supportive environment. Visiting artists and local educators provide clinics in jazz history, jazz theory, and jazz improvisation, as well as a variety of individual instrument and section-specific workshops.
Student performances are non-competitive, with an emphasis on cooperation and appreciation. Large ensembles perform for adjudication and for the public.
For more information, check out www.sitkajazzfestival.com.