5th Annual Gold Country Jazz Festival

Hosted by Ponderosa High School

Saturday April 14th, 2018

Click here for the performance schedule

Show Itinerary

10:00 am– Call time

10:30 am– Depart LHS

12:00 pm– Arrive at Ponderosa HS

12:30 pm– Watch Fred Morgan Big Band Performance

2:30 pm– Unload Trailer

3:10 pm– Warmup (small gym)

3:35 pm– Performance (large gym)

4:00 pm– Clinic (cafeteria)

4:30 pm– Load Trailer

5:45 pm– US Air Force Commanders Jazz Ensemble Performance

7:15 pm– Depart PHS

8:45 pm– Arrive LHS/Unload

LUNCH  and DINNER will be determined. Have money just in case!!

 Glen R. Guevara

Director of Bands

Lodi High School




( Includes Friday& Saturday)

Adults: $7

Students (Age 7-18):$1

Children (6 & Under): FREE

Ponderosa High School

Shingle Springs, CA

The GCJF will be hosted by the Ponderosa High School Band Program. The purpose of the GCJF is to encourage the growth of jazz education in area music programs. The festival is non-competitive with participating groups receiving written and recorded feedback from top jazz educators, as well as an onstage clinic where parents get to hear the feedback and be involved in the learning process. Past judges include Dr. Steve Roach, Brad North, John Zimny, Dr. Dyne Eifertsen, Dr. Samuel Griffith, Joe Mazzaferro and Steve Lishman. Each performing group will also receive a custom engraved trophy with their ensemble name and rating. The festival will culminate in an awards ceremony and performance by our guest ensemble. In the past we have had performances by the Sacramento State Jazz Ensemble, the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra, Hot Club Faux Gitane, and The Commanders Jazz Ensemble from the US Air Force Band of the Golden West.

Come Join the Fun and Enjoy the Music!

Click here to go to the Gold Country Jazz Fest website!