Adjudicators and Special Guests

2020 Guest Artist: Caroline Davis


image of Caroline Davis sitting down surrounded by plants


This year’s guest artist will be Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer Caroline Davis, winner of the 2018 Downbeat Critic’s Poll “Rising Star” category for alto saxophone. She will be presenting concerts with the UP Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9 (times TBA). She will also give master classes on Wednesday, April 8 at 12:30pm and on Thursday, April 9 (time TBA). More information on Caroline Davis can be found on her website:

Adjudicators and clinicians for this year's Festival will be announced soon!