Caltech Bands 

9th Annual Caltech Jazz Festival

Event: The 9th Annual Caltech Jazz Festival, featuring both big band and small jazz groups
Location: Gates Patio, near Dabney Lounge, outdoors on the Caltech campus.
Date & Time: Saturday, April 18, 2009, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Admission: Free, no tickets, free parking
For more information: call the Caltech Performing and Visual Arts Office at (626) 395-3295 or visit

The Caltech Bands are proud to present the ninth annual Caltech Jazz Festival on Saturday April 18, starting at noon.  The beautiful Gates Patio will be the venue for seven different jazz ensembles. There will be two big bands, and five small groups. These include the Caltech Jazz Bands, the Latourrette Jazz Quintet, Lounge-O-Rama, KJ Williams and the Conspirators, Steve Snyder, and the San Gabriel Seven.

The Caltech Thursday Jazz Band and the Monday Jazz Band recently hosted a performance with Flea, the renowned bass player. Other guest soloists who have performed with the jazz bands include Billy Childs, Eddie Daniels, Nolan Shaheed, and many others.

The Caltech Jazz Festival represents a nine year tradition of bringing world-class jazz to the Caltech campus. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket because this year’s festival will be one to remember. There will also be some snacks for sale at the festival site.