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  • 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 ...

  • Marshall, Nu Jazz Agency to host International Jazz Festival June 19-23

    Marshall University, in partnership with the Nu Jazz Agency, will host the inaugural Huntington International Jazz Festival (huntingtonjazzfest.org) June 19-23 in Huntington, in conjunction with the Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition June 22-23 on the Huntington campus. The Jazz Piano Competition is among the largest competitions of its type in the world, and will be ...

 


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