Featured Artists

Purchase Concert Tickets:

Evening Main Stage Concerts will take place April 21 - 23, 2016, in Monfort Hall of the Union Colony Civic Center (www.ucstars.com). Concerts begin at 7:30 pm and end around 10:00 pm.

Tickets go on sale in early December, 2015 and can be obtained by contacting the Union Colony Civic Center Box Office at 800-315-2787 or online at www.ucstars.com.

Featured Artists:

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM

  • New York Voices: This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come.
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  • PLUS UNC's DownBeat Award-Winning vocal group: Vocal Lab.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:30 PM

  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: Regarded as one of the premiere big bands in the U.S., the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra was formed n 1985 by bassist/composer John Clayton, saxophonist Jeff Clayton, and drummer Jeff Hamilton together with an all-star lineup of Los Angeles-based musicians.
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  • Ellis Marsalis Trio: Ellis Marsalis is regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans. In 2011, Marsalis and his family were awarded the highest honor in Jazz and were named NEA Jazz Masters, the first group award ever distributed by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 7:30 PM

  • Joey DeFrancesco: Jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco joined Miles Davis's band at age 17, and went on to perform with John McLaughlin, Ray Charles, Elvin Jones and many others. A protégé and friend of the late Jimmy Smith, he has been at the top of the B-3 crop for 20-plus years, and now is the model for a new generation of players.
  • with DownBeat Award-Winning UNC Jazz Lab Band I

PLUS Special Guests...

  • Houston Person and Tamir Hendelman: A passionate tenor saxophonist, alternately tough and tender, Person is today's leading instrumentalist in the tradition of Gene Ammons and Stanley Turrentine. In 1968 he began musical partnership with the great Etta Jones that lasted over 30 years.

After Hours Performances:

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings following the main stage concerts, the Festival presents intimate after hours sessions at the Moxi Theater. These sessions are free, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages are welcome, and the music starts at approximately 10:15 pm each evening. The Moxi Theater is located at 802 9th Street, Suite 200, on the southwest corner of 8th Avenue and 9th Street.

Thursday, April 21, 2016: Kerry Marsh and Julia Dollison

Featuring Kerry Marsh and Julia Dollison: Moxi Theater

Kerry Marsh (view bio), Piano, Voice
Julia Dollison (view bio), Voice

Friday, April 22, 2016: 7 on 7

Jazz Session Featuring jazz septet 7 on 7: Moxi Theater

Don Aliquo (view bio), Saxophone
Clay Jenkins (view bio), Trumpet
Paul McKee (view bio), Trombone
Steve Kovalcheck (view bio), Guitar
Dana Landry (view bio), Piano
Erik Applegate (view bio), Bass
Jim White (view bio), Drums

Saturday, April 23, 2016: 7 on 7

Jazz Session Featuring jazz septet 7 on 7: Moxi Theater

Don Aliquo (view bio), Saxophone
Clay Jenkins (view bio), Trumpet
Paul McKee (view bio), Trombone
Steve Kovalcheck (view bio), Guitar
Dana Landry (view bio), Piano
Erik Applegate (view bio), Bass
Jim White (view bio), Drums

 
 



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The New York Voices!.
New York Voices
Northern Colorado Voices. Performing Thursday, April 22, 2010.
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Gene Aitken with the Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band. Performing Saturday, April 24, 2010