The festival is organized through the efforts of the Buchanan High School Band Boosters and has grown over the years to become a major attraction for school jazz performers, jazz clinics and jazz concerts.  This year’s festival will feature at least fifty of the top jazz groups from middle school and high school. The slate of Judges and Clinicians is a veritable Who’s Who in the jazz community, both on the local, as well as the national level. This will be two awesome days filled with live ensembles and amazing solo jazz improvisation. Both days will feature concerts including performances by the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble “A”, Fresno State University Jazz Ensemble “A”, as well as performances by the adjudicators and featured guest professional jazz artist backed by the Down Beat Magazine six time National Jazz Band Championship Award winners - Buchanan High SchoolJazz Ensemble “A”.  This year’s featured guest professional jazz artist will be Peter Epstein.