Please join us for the Annual Oceanside Jazz Festival at MiraCosta College on Saturday May 4, 2019. I am extremely excited to announce that this year’s featured guest is Francisco Torres.

Trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator Francisco Torres is the musical director for the Grammy-Award winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band and a member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. His recording and performance credits include Aretha Franklin, Terence Blanchard, Dianne Reeves, Natalie Cole, James Moody, Roy Hargrove, Michael Buble, Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Saturday Night Live, Dancing With The Stars, and America's Got Talent. Recent film work includes The Incredibles 2, Coco, and The Secret Life of Pets. 

And because it is May the Fourth...May the Fourth be with you...we are also embracing a Star Wars musical theme for the day! Bands are encouraged to present Star Wars themed music, attire, and anything else they would like to do. Bands are encouraged to present Star Wars themed music.

Then enjoy a night that includes some Star Wars themed jazz with guest artist Francisco Torres and our five-time Downbeat Award winners MOJO and the Jazz Collective.

The educational festival is an all day event. For the past several years we have successfully piloted a new format that has been found to be quite beneficial. Feedback has been very positive from both students and directors. 


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Each band will receive…


  • A customizable 45 minute clinic / performance time slot with three of our world-class adjudicators 
  • A video of your performance/clinic in our state of the art facilities 
  • The video will include clinician commentary
  • Written comment sheets
  • Master class / Q & A Session with Francisco Torres
  • Invitation to attend Open Rehearsal with Francisco Torres on Tuesday, April 30 2019 @ 6:00PM  
  • Discounted tickets for Festival Evening Concert featuring Francisco Torres with our multiple Downbeat Award Winning ensembles MOJO and the Jazz Collective (Saturday May 4 @ 7:30PM)