Band Festival
2022 Date TBA

Featuring Ernie Watts!!






















Two-time Grammy award-winning saxophonist Ernie Watts is the featured guest with MOJO and the Jazz Collective. Over his 50 year career in pop and jazz, Ernie has recorded 21 solo albums and has been featured on hundreds of recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa. Ernie is one of only six jazz musicians to win the prestigious Frankfurt Music Prize. He regularly performs with renowned vocalists Diane Schuur and Kurt Elling. Ernie was featured on Elling’s Dedicated to You, which won a Grammy in 2010. 


The educational festival is an all day event. For the past several years we have successfully piloted a new format that has been found to be quite beneficial. Feedback has been very positive from both students and directors. 


Each participating band will receive…


  • A customizable 45 minute clinic / performance with three of our world-class clinicians


  • A video of your performance/clinic in our state of the art facilities


  • Interactive clinic included on video


  • Written comment sheets


  • Master class / Q & A Session with Ernie Watts


  • Invitation to attend Open Rehearsal with Ernie Watts on Friday, April 24 @ 6:00PM 


  • Discounted tickets for Festival Evening Concert featuring Ernie Watts with our multiple Downbeat Award winning bands MiraCosta Jazz Collective and MOJO (Saturday April 25 @ 7:30PM)





Ernie Watts Central Coast CA Photo by Pa