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2015 Folsom Jazz Festival

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The 2015 Folsom Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, and it promises to be an exciting day of entertainment.

Our Mobile-Friendly Folsom Jazz Festival page is now available! Go here for the official online schedule, and venue maps.

This year’s guest artists are Grammy nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel, the Sacramento State Jazz Ensemble and the American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Plus over 100 middle school and high school jazz bands, vocal jazz choirs, and jazz combos from all over California and Nevada will compete throughout the day at this family-friendly event. This must-attend Festival is the largest jazz competition in our State.  

The Folsom Jazz Festival will take place at two locations:  Folsom High School in Folsom and Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills. Tickets are $12 Adults, $9 Seniors, Children, and Students with ID (which includes entrance all day at both locations).

The Folsom Jazz Festival Press Release is available for download. A draft schedule for the Jazz Festival is available for download (updated 1/21/2015). We will have a mobile-friendly version of the schedule available soon.

Interested in being a sponsor? Please download the Folsom Jazz Festival Sponsorship Form.

Check out the evening concert from the 2014 Folsom Jazz Festival, featuring Folsom High School Jazz Band I with George Stone, Brian Lynch, and Donny McCaslin.

Volunteer Information

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Volunteers are needed for Lead roles and volunteer shifts. Please contact Annie Sick if you have a question about a volunteer shift or duty.

Volunteer Meetings

Schedule for Event Volunteers

12:00 PM — Sacramento State Jazz Ensemble (FHS Theater); All Bands will have a break at this time. Please be back at venues at 1:00 pm to prepare for the next band. Choirs will not have a break for this

3:00 PM — Concert/Clinic at RHCC Multipurpose (Building B) American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Bands do not have a break at this time

5:30 PM — Tear down FHS venues and help load equipment 

6:00 PM — Evening Concert/Awards features Grammy nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel and his group in the RHCC Auditorium (without Jazz Band 1).

Later Event: January 27
Wine and Jazz Planning Kickoff