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  • Huntington Summer Music Festival – June 21-22 – featuring Ben Patterson, The Jewel City Jazz Orchestra, & Reggie Watkins

    Marshall University will host the Huntington Summer Music Festival June 21-22 at Pullman Square, carrying on a new jazz music tradition that began in the summer of 2018 with the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition. The jazz piano competition will return to Huntington in two years, but in the meantime, Marshall’s School of Music will keep ...

  • Jazz Ensemble I Spring Concert

    The Marshall University Jazz Ensemble I will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The concert follows a successful spring tour, which featured the Season 6 winner of America’s Got Talent, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., as a special guest artist. For this concert, the ...

  • Jomie Jazz Guest Artist Series Presents The Ellen Rowe Octet w/ Regina Carter (violin)

    The Jomie Jazz Guest Artist Series presents the Ellen Rowe Octet, featuring Regina Carter (violin), performing pieces from the group’s new album “Momentum – Portraits of Women in Motion,” a tribute to the great women of sports, politics, and music. The group will present a masterclass at 2pm on Wednesday, April 3 in the Jomie ...

  • Jazz Ensemble I Spring Tour w/ Special Guest Landau Eugene Murphy Jr

    Marshall University’s Jazz Ensemble I will go on a mini-tour with  “America’s Got Talent” Season 6 winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. April 4-6 throughout West Virginia. Under the direction of Jeff Wolfe, the ensemble and Murphy will present clinics at high schools and perform evening public concerts in Parkersburg, Beckley and Lewisburg. The 17-piece big band will ...

  • Marshall University Jazz Studies Program to celebrate 50th Annual Winter Jazz Festival Feb. 22-23

    The Marshall University School of Music Jazz Studies Program will present the 50th Winter Jazz Festival Feb. 22-23 on the Huntington campus, featuring special guest performances from elite artists and clinics for high school and middle school musicians. There will be two evening performances that are free and open to the public. The MU Jazz ...

  • Jazz Ensemble I to swing back onto the stage Nov. 28

    Marshall University’s Jazz Ensemble I will be back on the Smith Recital Hall stage at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, with an all new program of contemporary large jazz ensemble works, as well as some reimagined arrangements of famous themes and swinging classics from the great big bands of the past. The MU Jazz Ensemble I, ...

  • Jazz concert set for Oct. 31

    The Marshall University School of Music will present a concert by its Jazz II ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Smith Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will include standards of jazz ensemble literature from Glenn Miller to Count Basie and more, said Martin Saunders, director of Jazz ...

  • Jazz Ensemble I Concert on October 3rd

    Jazz Ensemble I will present its first concert of the 2018-2019 academic year at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The band will perform an eclectic mix of classic big band compositions from Count Basie, Duke Pearson, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, and Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band, as ...

  • Jazz Combo I to return to Elk City Records for #HERDJAZZ in the Capital City

    Following a successful launch in 2017, #HERDJAZZ in the Capital City returns to Elk City Records on Charleston’s revitalized West Side for two performances this fall. Marshall Jazz Combo I will perform from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 17, in the store located at 311 Washington St. W. in Charleston. #HERDJAZZ in the Capital ...

  • Top jazz pianists chosen for Ellis Marsalis International Piano Competition

    Seven of the world’s best jazz piano players have been selected as finalists in the Ellis Marsalis International Piano Competition and will compete for top prize Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, in downtown Huntington. The competition will take place at Missio Dei Church on the upper level of Pullman Square and is free and open ...

 


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