The 28th annual Nicholas Jazz Festival will be held at Snider this Saturday. The Nicholas Invitational was named after Carl Nicholas, former choir director at Snider. Thirty-seven high school and middle school big bands, jazz string ensembles and combos will compete for top honors.
Performances will take place in the Auditorium, East Gym and Multi-Purpose Room (Chicken Gym) from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Our guest artist for the festival is Wayne Bergeron who has played lead trumpet with Maynard Ferguson and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. He is one of the top on-call trumpet players in Los Angeles and can be heard on many television and motion picture soundtracks including “The Incredibles.”
Bergeron will present a clinic in the Auditorium from noon to 1:00 p.m. and will perform with the Snider “Wind Machine” on the Grand Finale Concert at 5:00 p.m.