Department of Music

The 1st Annual
Southern Utah University
High School Jazz Festival
Cedar City, Utah
Saturday February 22nd

The 1st annual Southern Utah University High School Jazz Festival will be held in Cedar City, Utah and hosted by SUU Music Department. The SUU High School Jazz Festival is committed to the encouragement and fostering of jazz performance and education in our schools. As such, we invite the participation of jazz big bands and combos of any kind to register. Our goal is to create a noncompetitive, positive, and supportive learning environment for jazz groups of all skill levels.

The festival will include the following:

  • Each ensemble will receive a 30-minute session in which to perform and be critiqued on stage by one of our clinicians.
  • Delfeayo Marsalis, the latest guest to join the SUU Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Thomas Herb, in their annual guest artist concert, will present a clinic on jazz improvisation.
  • The festival culminates with the SUU Jazz Band, featuring Delfeayo Marsalis, Saturday, February 22nd at 7:30 at the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets are free for students and directors with registration.
Registration is $125.00, which includes student and director tickets to SUU Jazz Band featuring Delfeayo Marsalis and the improvisation clinic. Additional groups from each school are welcome with an additional $25.00 fee per group. An SUU Jazz Festival t-shirt will be available for pre-order for $7.00.

Please contact Dr. Adam Lambert ( or the SUU Music Department ( for further information.