Campana Jazz Festival

February 11, 2023

Amador Valley High School

 Pleasanton, CA

Welcome to the 47th Annual Campana Jazz Festival

A special thank you to each of the participating schools and directors joining us today in support of jazz education. This festival is a celebration of jazz, paying tribute to both the art form and to the man responsible for a longstanding history of musical excellence at Amador Valley High School – Mr. Jim Campana. Jim was the Director at Amador for 20 years, during which time the music program flourished, his jazz bands were among the finest, and this long-standing festival began.

Today we are joined by more than 50 ensembles from 30+ schools, performing in 6 divisions: 

High School AA, A, B Big Bands

Middle School Big Band

High School Combo 

Middle School Combo

Professional photos will be taken for each group after their performance and clinic - ORDER HERE

And we'll feed you well! Breakfast, lunch, snacks . . . check out the Jazz Junction Bistro Menu HERE

Jonathan Grantham


Edwin Cordoba


Soojin Hwang


Thank you to our sponsors


Many thanks to our adjudicators

Bob Athayde, Director, Lafayette Summer Music Workshop; Professional Pianist

Greg Brown, Co-Director, The Big Band of Rossmoor; Northern California Liaison/Clinician, Stanford Jazz Workshop; Retired Music Educator, Northgate High School

Cindy Browne Rosefield, Director of Instrumental Music and Music Business Certificate, Las Positas College; Professional Bassist

Josh Butterfield, Former Music Educator, Foothill High School

Kelly Fasman, Professional Drummer / Instructor, Graded School Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mary Fettig, Professional Saxophone/Woodwind Musician; Retired Member, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Mike Galisatus, Director, Stanford University Jazz Orchestra

Dan Marschak, Director of Composition, Jazz Combos, Music Theory and Piano at Las Positas College

Jon Nordgren, Artistic Director, Cabrillo Stage; Director of Bands Emeritus, Cabrillo College

Scott Nordgren, Former Jazz Studies Instructor, Cabrillo College

Rita Zigas-Brown, Retired Music Educator, Walnut Creek Intermediate; CMEA Past President and State Retired Members Representative

Dann Zinn, Director, Jazz Studies, CSU East Bay, UC Berkeley and California Jazz Conservatory; Director, SFJAZZ High School All Star Combo

Music Camps

These groups are enrolling for summer camps — and will offer scholarships to outstanding individual students at the festival


Performances will take place at three sites: Amador Theater, Band Room and the Multipurpose Room. Check here for map & details!

Food & Drinks

Come to the Jazz Junction Bistro located outside the Library (Media Center) for breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages