2020 Adjudicators

Check back often as we confirm our adjudicators for 2020

Additional biographies will be added as facilitators are confirmed for the 2019 festival.


The Brandon Jazz Festival is proud to announce several scholarships that will be awarded in partnership with our generous sponsors at the Brandon Jazz Festival and the recipients will be announced soon.

President's Brandon Jazz Festival Scholarship

The President’s Brandon Jazz Festival Scholarship covers full tuition for one year at the School of Music, Brandon University and will be awarded to an entering student who delivers an outstanding performance in a live audition during the Brandon Jazz Festival.

Applicants for the 2018 award must be eligible to attend Brandon University in the fall of 2018 and must gain admission to the School of Music.

Contact Heather Beesley to schedule an audition: 204-727-9631    BeesleyH@BrandonU.CA

International Music Camp Scholarships

The International Music Camp will award two camp scholarships each valued at $400 US, one each to an outstanding instrumental soloist and outstanding vocal soloist, as selected by the adjudicators. The recipients must use the scholarship to attend the respective jazz week at the camp held at the Peace Garden on the border of Manitoba and North Dakota during the summer of 2018. We appreciate the continued support of Tim Bauman, IMC Camp Director for generously donating these scholarships.

Yamaha - Outstanding Musician Awards

Yamaha is proud to sponsor two scholarships to recognize outstanding young musicians in Manitoba. Yamaha carries a complete line-up of instruments including keyboards, drums, bass guitars and all wind instruments and we appreciate their support of the talent in our school music programs.

Yamaha Top Brass Award: $200 towards the purchase of a Yamaha band instrument or Yamaha band accessories at St. John’s Music Winnipeg

Yamaha Top Woodwind Award: $200 towards the purchase of a Yamaha band instrument or Yamaha band accessories at St. John’s Music Winnipeg

University of Manitoba Summer Jazz Camp Scholarships

Two outstanding musicians selected by the adjudicators, will receive scholarships to the Summer Jazz Camp. The camp is hosted by the University of Manitoba in partnership with the Manitoba Band Association. Scholarships are generously donated by St. John’s Music and are to be used towards tuition at the 2018 Summer Jazz Camp.