Award-winning Trumpeter Dr. James Moore will perform at CSM’s 16th Annual Jazz Festival April 4-6, 2019.

LA PLATA, , Md. – The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 16th Annual Jazz Festival, April 4-6, will give area public school jazz bands a chance to sharpen their skills—and area music lovers a chance hear some of the finest local jazz artists from our region and beyond.

Jazz band students from area middle and high schools will perform at clinics April 4 and 5 throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. Award-winning trumpeter Dr. James Moore will rehearse with each band and critique their performances at the La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building. The public is invited to attend these free events.

The festival continues with a jazz concert Friday at 8 p.m. with The Randy Runyon Project.

Then on April 6 at 8 p.m. the festival concludes with performances by the Charles County Public Schools Jazz Band and CSM’s Solid Brass Big Band Jazz Ensemble with Moore as the special guest artist.

An integral part of the Pittsburgh jazz community, Moore is a member of RH Factor – the Roger Humphries Quintet, the 21st Century Swing Band, and leads his own quartet. He performs regularly with the Norman David Eleventet in Philadelphia and has also performed with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Bob Mintzer Big Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ahmad Jamal and appeared on Bob Mintzer’s GRAMMY nominated album “For the Moment.” Moore has shared the stage as a featured soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, members of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, and NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods for the reprisal of the famous Charlie Parker with Strings material and the equally notable Clifford Brown with Strings repertoire for the final performance of Woods’ career. Moore is a renowned conference performer, adjudicator, clinician, and guest lecturer.

Moore holds a master’s degree in music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. For information, visit For tickets, contact or 301-934-7828.