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Coyote Jazz Fest

MISSION STATEMENT: Coyote Jazz Fest is a non-competitive, educational event, designed to provide learning opportunities for middle and high school students and band directors, to further their knowledge about, understanding of, and musicianship skills in, the theory, application and practice of proven pedagogical methodologies in and of the Jazz idiom, through:
  • Performances by each jazz ensemble
  • Ensemble Clinics following each performance
  • Master Classes by instrument and/or section
  • Improvisation / Jazz Theory Workshop for all participants
  • Sight Reading Ensemble for all participants

SCHEDULE for Friday, March 22, 2019:

8:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Ensemble Performances & Clinics; Jazz Theory Workshop; Sight Reading Ensemble
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Master Classes by Instrument / Section
1:50 - 5:10 p.m. Ensemble Performances & Clinics; Jazz Theory Workshop; Sight Reading Ensemble
5:10 - 5:30 p.m. Awards Presentation
7:30 p.m.    Evening concert with the WC Jazz Band & Jazz Combo

Performance / Ensemble Clinic Format: Ensembles will have a maximum of 50 minutes for setup, performance and clinic, including 5 minutes to strike and exit the stage. It is recommended therefore that repertoire be limited to three selections, in order to allow clinicians ample time to complete their written comments. Ensemble clinics follow each performance on stage.

Master Classes: Designed for students by instruments and/or sections, i.e. saxophones, trumpet, low brass, piano, guitar, bass and drum set. Students are encouraged to be prepared to play their instruments as called upon, by way of demonstration and/or instructional example.

The Improvisation / Jazz Theory Workshop and Sight Reading Ensemble Clinics: Intended for all participants. Students and directors are encouraged to bring their instruments and sit in the “hands on” workshop format, as well as by way of demonstration and/or instructional example.


•  Duane Durrett, Founding Director 
   WC Jazz Band; Leader / Drummer, Mack Goldsbury, Duane Durrett & The Texas
   Connection, Dean of Community Relations, WC; B.M.Ed., TCU; M.Ed., NTSU


  • Lou Carfa,* Bass Guitar – North Texas freelance professional; former bassist with Maynard Ferguson & Melissa Manchester

  • Joseph Carpenter,* Drum set – North Texas freelance professional; M.M., Jazz Studies, UTA

  • Dutch Ode,* Low Brass – Co-founder/trombone, Legacy Brass; M.M., Trombone Performance, TTU

  • Richard Powell,* Piano – North Texas freelance professional; M.M., TCU

  • Ron Puckett, Trumpet – Lead trumpet/business manager, The Bucket List Band; former lead trumpet for Paul Anka & Las Vegas hotels; B.S., TCU

  • Jon Stone,* Saxophone – North Texas freelance professional; Educational Fundraising Executive (Ret.); M.Ed., Music minor, UNT

  • Dr. Charles D. (Chuck) Tumlinson*, Trumpet – Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies, UNT; Retired Professor of Music, California State University - Fullerton; Ph.D., UNT

* WC Adjunct faculty


Individual Awards: Trophies for each ensemble, as well as for three outstanding student performances and one for outstanding performance by an ensemble director, will be awarded, as determined by clinicians.

Scholarships: Performing scholarships up to and including, full tuition and fees, books, meals, and/or dormitory costs, may be available, as recommended by clinicians, for deserving students to enroll in Weatherford College, and participate in the WC Jazz Band beginning in the fall semester of 2019.



  • Registration fees: $275 per large ensemble of 10-20 participants; $175 per small ensemble of <10 participants; and $25.00 per individual and/or >20 participants.
  • Please make check or purchase order Payable to Weatherford College by February 22, 2019.
  • Return registration form, accompanied with check or signed institutional purchase order (PO) to:

Coyote Jazz Fest 2019
Attn: Cal Lewiston, Jazz Fest Director

225 College Park Dr.
Weatherford, TX 76086

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