FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2010
Bremerton, Wash. – The Olympic College Jazz Classic is an annual festival. Jazz ensembles from the region’s middle and high schools will perform at various venues around the Bremerton campus on Saturday, November 13th where they will be evaluated by renowned experts and musicians such as: Greta Matasa, voted Northwest Vocalist of the Year in 2009; Kelly Kunz, co-producer of the Grammy nominated “Night in the City” by Phil Mattson and the P.M. Singers; renowned composer Dave Cross; world-class drummer and music educator Garey Williams; and more. The festival gives participants a chance to listen to their peers, share ideas, and gain valuable skills early in the school year as well as provides audiences with listening pleasure.
This festival was previously known as the Elliot Bay Jazz Festival and was held at the University of Washington. The festival director at UW has since retired and Olympic College was chosen to host this event. The event was later renamed as Olympic College Jazz Classic.
The annual Olympic College Jazz Classic starts at 8 a.m. on November 13, 2010 and runs into the evening at OC’s Bremerton campus. OC’s Jazzline and three schools picked by judges will put on a special performance 5:30 p.m. at the gym located in the Bremer Student Center.
The festival is open to everyone. Admission is free.
For more information, please contact Julie Hill of Olympic College’s Music Department at (360) 475-7197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.