Walter Reed Jazz Festival 2024

We look forward to hosting you at the 4th Annual Walter Reed Jazz Festival. Our mission is to provide an experience where all big bands and combos will have the opportunity to play on stage, receive a clinic, and watch a professional level performance. This year will be a competitive festival that recognize placements and ratings. The special guest performance this year will be the Pandemonium Big Band. At the end of the event we will have an awards ceremony where groups are honored with plaques, certificates, and ratings.

Please contact Stewart Rosen at for more details.

Date: 04/12/2024 11am-10pm

Adjudicators & Clinicians:  

Bob Babko – Acclaimed educator, CAJ Hall of Famer, CMEA Jazz Educator of the Year

Jim Foschia – Stanford Jazz Clinic

Jim Mooy – Santa Barbara City College

Clinician – Dan Taguchi – Hamilton HS & Hale MS

Clinician – Steve Murillo – UCLA Hancock Institute

Clinician – Tony White – Director of Beyond the Bell Music and Entertainment Education. LAUSD All-CIty Marching Band Director

Clinician – Brian McGaffey – Hamilton HS (Band), Millikan MS 

Guest Performance: TBA

How to Apply:

  • Click on Application and fill out that form.
  • As of 01/19/24 the festival is only accepting waitlist applicants
  • Click on General info, this will tell you how to pay the fees for the groups you are bringing and give you more details about the event.
  • Email your stage plots/performance info sheets to
  • If you have any questions, please email


Online Application

WRJF General Info 2024

WRJF Jazz Rubric Sheet

Stage Plot