Full Name
Jazz Guitar Festival

Upcoming Events

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Burke Hall, Recital Hall
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Burke Hall, Recital Hall
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Burke Hall, Recital Hall
About the Series

The Denison University Department of Music proudly hosts the longest continually running Jazz Guitar Festival in the United States! Founded by Denison’s own Tom Carroll, jazz guitarist and coordinator of Jazz Studies, began the festival in 1997 to promote the virtuosity of jazz guitar playing. 17 years later the festival is stronger than ever.

Each festival features world-famous jazz guitarists from around the globe. These legendary performers also present workshops, concerts, receptions and lead open jam sessions for participants. Refreshments are complimentary and the public are invited and encouraged to meet the guitarists and join in the jam sessions. The highlight of each festival is the Grand Finale concert which typically features a concert with all clinicians and performers.

Series Archives

2017 - 2018

New Music Ensemble and Jazz Combo concert (102827)

Denison University's New Music Ensemble and Jazz Combo present a concert.

The Denison University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert.

The Denison University Jazz Ensemble and the Denison Jazz Combo present a concert.

21st Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival: Concert II (101489)

The Department of Music presents the 21st Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival Concert II, featuring the Olli Soikkeli Trio.

21st Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival: Concert I (101490)

The Department of Music presents the 21st Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival Concert I, featuring guitarist Russell Malone.

21st Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival: Guitar Clinics (101491)

The 21st Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival holds guitar clinics on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

2016 - 2017

Denison University Jazz Ensemble concert (82645)

The Denison University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert.

The Department of Music presents the 20th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival concert featuring Brazilian jazz legends Trio da Paz.

The Department of Music presents the 20th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival concert featuring guitar legend Gene Bertoncini.

The 20th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival holds guitar clinics on Saturday, Nov. 5. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

2015 - 2016

The Denison University Jazz Studies Area welcomes Tom Carroll presenting a recital with B3 Organist Bobby Floyd and drummer Jim Rupp.

The Denison University Faculty and Student Jazz groups present a concert featuring trumpeter Dwight Adams.

2014 - 2015

The Department of Music presents a Spring Jazz Weekend featuring Richard Lopez, piano and Ryan Hamilton, trombone and Pete Mills, director.

19th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival: Concert I (43016)

The Department of Music presents the 19th Annual Jazz Guitar Festival, with Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub, guitar and Special Guest Frank Vignola.

19th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival: Concert II (43031)

The Denison Department of Music presents the 19th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival under the direction of Tom Carroll.

Denison University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert (38103)

The Department of Music presents a Denison University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert with special guests the Martin Wind Quartet.

The Duke Robillard Band in Concert (38000)

The Department of Music presents the Duke Robillard Band in Concert, followed by the Grand Finale Concert with Tom Carroll and Howard Alden.

An Evening with Jazz Guitar Legend Howard Alden (37997)

The Department of Music presents an evening with Jazz Guitar legend Howard Alden.

Jazz Guitar Festival Clinics  (37998)

The Department of Music presents the 18th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival Clinics.

2013 - 2014

Jazz guitar jam (Early) (38773)

The Denison Department of Music presents the 17th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival over two days.

Jazz guitar jam (Late) (38768)

The Denison Department of Music presents the 17th Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival over two days.