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OSU School of Music Presents 36th Annual Jazz Festival April 4-7

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by Mark Subel on March 27, 2013

The School of Music’s 36th Annual Jazz Festival will bring a series of concerts and college and high school jazz days to the Ohio State campus Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 7. Here’s the line-up:

Kris Johnson Group
Thursday, April 4, 6 pm, Weigel Auditorium
An eight-member, groove based modern jazz band from Detroit, led by Ohio State jazz faculty trumpeter Kris Johnson, the group specializes in original compositions that utilize odd meters and combine both jazz and classical elements.

Tickets are $10/general public; $5/senior citizens, Alumni Association members, non-OSU students and children.  Free for ConcertCard holders. Free to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff (one ticket per BuckID presented in person). Advance ticket sales available at (614) 292-2295.

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Thursday, April 4, 8 pm, Wexner Center Performance Space
Presented by Wexner Center for the Arts in conjunction with the OSU School of Music Jazz Festival
“Excelling at atmospheric impressionism, the Ensemble also swings old school…Hollenbeck strives to preserve the big band tradition by infusing it with novel new ideas…” – All About Jazz.

Tickets available at Wexner Center Ticket Office (614) 292-3535 or wexarts.org. $16 Wexner Center members; $18 public; $13 students.

Ohio State Jazz Ensemble featuring Shawn “Thunder” Wallace, saxophone

Shawn "Thunder" Wallace

Friday, April 5, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium
Directed by Ted McDaniel. Featuring jazz saxophone faculty member Shawn “Thunder” Wallace as guest soloist in a program of swing and modern jazz.

Tickets are $10/general public; $5/senior citizens, Alumni Association members, non-OSU students and children. Free for ConcertCard holders. Free to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff (one ticket per BuckID presented in person). Advance ticket sales available at (614) 292-2295.

College Jazz Band Day (No ticket required)
Saturday, April 6, 11 am-4 pm, Weigel Auditorium
Featuring the Ohio State Jazz Lab Ensemble, Jazz Workshop, and Jazz Combos.

Headliner Concert: Pharez Whitted Sextet

Pharez Whitted

Saturday, April 6, 8 pm, Weigel Auditorium
Led by post-pop trumpet stylist Pharez Whitted, this Chicago band has enjoyed critical acclaim with the release of “Transient Journey,” nominated for Best Jazz Album of the Year for 2010, and the 2012 album “For the People,” now enjoying a Top 10 rating by the Independent Music Awards.

Tickets are $20/general public; $10/senior citizens, Alumni Association members, non-OSU students and children. Free for ConcertCard holders. Free to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff (one ticket per BuckID presented in person). Advance ticket sales available at (614) 292-2295.

High School Jazz Band Day (No ticket required)
Sunday, April 7, 10 am-6 pm, Weigel Auditorium
High school jazz groups from around Ohio will perform in concert. The Ohio State Jazz Ensemble will end the festival with a mini-concert. Open to the public.

More information listed on the OSU School of Music’s website: https://music.osu.edu/news/jazz-festival-2013

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