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CWU Jazz Festival

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Moawad jazz festival image from balcony above rotunda2016 John Moawad Jazz Festival

New for 2016, Vocal Jazz day is two weeks earlier!
The Jazz Band part of the festival is now two days long!


Jazz Band Day
Friday & Saturday,  May 20-21, 2016

Guest Artist, Darrell Grant

Darrell was introduced to international audiences in 1988 as the pianist with the legendary vocalist, Betty Carter. His first recording came in 1989, fronting the group Current Events. Playing funk, worldbeat and jazz, the band "was my first attempt to put everything in one package." (Read full bio)


  • Susie Jones (Mt. Hood CC)
  • Jim Sisko (Bellevue College)
  • Jeff Sizer (Pasco schools)

The John Moawad invitational Jazz Festival is open to all high school and middle school jazz bands and choirs. For all the details, please check our Festival Information page.

2016 Guest Artists (TBA)


For more information:

Festival Director
Chris Bruya