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The Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival is a non-competitive, educational event. High school and college jazz bands perform every 30 minutes throughout both days and receive written comments from the guest clinicians. Immediately following its performance, each band will have an opportunity to work for 30 minutes with one of the clinicians in another location.
If you would like to contribute to the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival in honor of Buddy, you can do so directly to the University of Montana at this link.
The student ensemble recognized by the clinicians as most outstanding from each day will be given the opportunity to open the evening concert.
For more information, see the UM website.