Adjudicators and Special Guests

2022 Guest Artist: Dr. 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 13 and Thursday, April 14 (times TBA). She will also give master classes on the 13th at 12:30 pm and the 14th (time TBA). More information on Dr. Davis can be found on her website:

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