Walter Reed Jazz Festival 2023

We look forward to hosting you at the 3rd 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 UCLA Herbie Hancock Institute Combo. 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: 04/14/2023 3pm-10pm

Adjudicators & Clinicians:  

Maurice Limon – Director of bands at Duarte High School, Citrus College. Professor at Azusa Pacific University

Brian Peter – Westlake High School

Barb Catlin – President of California Alliance of Jazz (CAJ)

Elliot Deutsch – Acclaimed Jazz Arranger, Leader of Pandemonium Big Band

Dan Taguchi – Hamilton High School, Hale Charter Academy

Guest Performance: UCLA Herbie Hancock Institute Combo

How to Apply:

  • Click on Application and fill out that form.
  • 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 2023

WRJF Jazz Rubric Sheet

Stage Plot