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7th Annual South Texas Jazz Festival,

The Ron Wilkins Quintet

Saturday February 4, 2023
Click to Register:

The South Texas Jazz Festival is open to all high school and middle school big bands, combos, and vocal

Jazz ensembles.


The South Texas Jazz Festival is a non-competitive event, offering directors the option to receive a

confidential rating and/or comments only. Outstanding MS/HS soloists, as well as outstanding saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm sections will be selected by the judging panel, and all ensembles that enter for a rating and receive a Superior rating from the judges will receive Superior performance plaques at the awards ceremony that evening. All performing groups will receive digital adjudicated comments along with a compact disc of their performance. Each performing ensemble will receive a 20-25 minute clinic with one of their adjudicators immediately following their performance.

Registration Fee:

Each group registration fee of $275 includes digital adjudication recordings, individual group clinics, performance compact disc and unlimited access to all performances by other participants. If entering more than one ensemble, the second ensemble fee will be $225. Booster Vendor #399 if using a purchase order. All day admission for Saturday February 8th non-participants is $10/Adults and $6/Students. Participating directors and students will receive tickets for Saturday evening's feature concert on February 5, 2022.

Guest Artists:

Ron Wilkins

New York City based musician Ron Wilkins has been performing on tenor and bass trombones,

euphonium, tuba, bass trumpet and vocals for over forty years. He has performed at the highest levels

touring around the world with his own groups as well as premiere artists. Ron is a member of the Birdland

Big Band, Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, and runs his own New York City big band alongside

trombonist Rebecca Patterson which features their writing and includes some of New York City's premiere

musicians. Ron also has an extensive background as an educator. He has performed as a guest artist at

from the elementary to university levels, jazz festivals, and has maintained his own private studio for

decades. He has held positions at several colleges including the University of Texas at San Antonio,

University of Incarnate Ward, Texas State University, Texas Lutheran University, Northwest Vista College,

St. Mary’s University, teaching low brass, jazz studies, and vocals. Ron has two cds as a leader, "A

Tribute To The Masters" (2000) and "The Bundee Brothers Bone Band" (2005) with former Ringling

Brothers lead trombonist, Bill Gibson.

For questions or any other information,

Contact Jesse Cuellar at

210-397-8301 or at

Application deadline is

January 21, 2022

Applications should be sent to:

Louis D. Brandeis High School

Attn: Jesse Cuellar

13011 Kyle Seale Parkway

San Antonio, TX 78249

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