City of the Arts Jazz Festival


The City of the Arts Jazz Festival is a one day festival hosted at Reagan High School on Saturday, May 7, 2022, that provides a unique educational jazz experience and opportunity for high school and middle school jazz bands. The jazz festival features performances by up to 15 school groups, educational clinics, jam sessions, evaluations, and headline performances led by professional jazz musicians and educators. Held in conjunction with the Northwest North Carolina Bandmasters Association Solo and Ensemble Festival, Reagan High School typically hosts over 600 student performers on festival day.


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9:00am–4:00pm (Scroll down for performance schedule.)


2022 City of the Arts Jazz Festival flyer


Featuring the World Premier Performance:

Swingin' on the Southside by Salem Swing Band's own trombonist, Steven Sherrill, retired Librarian of the Atlanta Symphony.


Performance Schedule:

9:30 am Hanes Magnet School

10:00 am Weaver Academy Little Combo

11:00 am Reagan High School Jazz Combo

11:30 am Weaver Academy Big Combo

12:00 pm Salem Swing Band

1:00 pm Reagan High School Jazz Ensemble II

2:15 pm Reagan High School Jazz Ensemble I with Special Guests: Michael Capps,
Sean McClure, Matt Kendrick, and Dr. James Armstrong

3:00 pm Atkins High School

Reagan High School
Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:00am – 4:00pm