The School of Music Kicks Off Jazz Week At The University of Memphis
For Release: February 10, 2016
For more information, contact: Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (901) 678-2541
It is time for Jazz Week 2016, presented by the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. The week-long event will be held on the University of Memphis main campus from March 1st through the 5th.
Jazz Week features jazz performances by the School of Music's student and faculty musicians performing in combos, ensembles, and big bands as well as performing with special guest jazz artists.
This year's guest artists are guitarist Tom Wolfe, trumpet player Ken Watters, and percussionist Danny Gottlie. Their performance is on Friday, March 5th.
Jazz Combos will play on Monday, March 1st and Jazz Singers play on Wednesday, March 3rd. The U of M Faculty Jazz Ensemble holds its performance on Tuesday, March 2nd while Jazz Ensemble II performs on Thursday, March 4th.
Finally, the Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra and guest musicians perform on March 5th.
All concerts take place in the Harris Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15 and seniors pay $10. Jazz Week is open and free to any University of Memphis students, faculty, and staff who want to attend the week-long event.