Wichita Jazz Festival - WSU Jazz Invitational
1:30-2:30p , April 17, 2020 | WSU - Duerksen Fine Arts Center
We are working to solidify a plan for postponing our events for April 15-19. Please be on the lookout for updates from the WJF Board of Directors as we navigate a plan for the future of our 2020 festival. - Wichita Jazz Festival
The Wichita State University Jazz Invitational is a big part of the 2020 Wichita Jazz Festival. Every spring, big bands and combos from Kansas and the surrounding states visit the WSU campus and perform for a panel of judges. Then, they have the opportunity to participate in clinics with both judges and guest artists for the festival. This year, Sean Jones will use his talents as an educator to fill the role of clinician at the Wichita State University annual Jazz Invitational.
Sean Jones held the position as lead trumpeter for Wynton Marsalis from 2004 to 2010. From 2015-2018 Jones was a member of the SFJAZZ Collective where he managed to form groups of jazz musicians to produce and release eight recordings on Mack Avenue Records, including his most recent release Sean Jones: Live from the Jazz Bistro. Sean has been featured in recordings and performances with several prominent artists such as Illinois Jacket, Frank Foster, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson and Marcus Miller.