Jazz Festival 2024

Jazz Trombonist Ben Patterson (Photo by Ben Patterson)

Join us for a great day of jazz performance and jazz education!

This year's festival features trombonist and composer Ben Patterson, retired lead trombonist of the United States Air Force Airmen of Note.

Logo for Ernie Williamson Music


Event Details

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Spend the day on the Missouri State University campus performing and learning with highly respected jazz educators and clinicians.

Jazz Festival 2024 will have both competitive and non-competitive tracks and will also provide an educational opportunity to improve the performance level of your jazz groups for other competitive festivals.

  • Registration is required and space is limited.
  • Categories are available for your high school big band and jazz combos.
  • Each group will perform for a panel of jazz clinicians and receive an interactive clinic immediately following their performance.

Sponsored by Ernie Williamson Music

Jazz Clinicians

Big Band

  • TBA



Contact Jazz Studies Director Jason Hausback at 417-836-5974.

Registration fees

Registration deadline is February 9, 2024.

  • Big Band: $250
  • Combo: $200


Complete the form below to register your ensemble(s).

School Name & Contact
Please list mailing (Street or PO) address
First and last name, please.
Please enter the best phone number to reach you as school director for this event.
A valid email address is required for all event communication.
Ensemble Registration
Please list name of each big band separated by semicolon. (Entry fee: $250 each)
Please list name of each combo separated by semicolon. (Entry fee: $200 each)