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Tickets go on sale this winter!

Evening Main Stage Concerts will take place April 20 - 22, 2017, 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 this winter and can be obtained by contacting the Union Colony Civic Center Box Office at 800-315-2787 or online at www.ucstars.com.

Three Nights of NEA Jazz Masters, Three Nights of Unforgettable Jazz!

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30 PM

  • Sheila Jordan: NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, but she is known for her stimulating vocal workshops as well. A superb scat singer, she can just as easily reach the emotional depths of a ballad. Whether singing well-known standards or original material, she makes it all sound like no one else.
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  • PLUS UNC's DownBeat Award-Winning vocal group: Vocal Lab.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM

  • Jimmy Heath and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band: NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 50 years, from Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis. He will team up with the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band for an unforgettable performance.
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  • Plus the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30 PM

  • The Romeo and Juliet Project: NEA Jazz Master DAVID LIEBMAN, jazz trumpet virtuoso Greg Gisbert, and DownBeat Award-winning UNC Jazz Lab Band I will come together for the WORLD PREMIERE of the Romeo and Juliet Project. This incredible work, commissioned by UNC Jazz Studies, will feature pieces set to the story of Romeo and Juliet by acclaimed jazz composers from throughout the United States.
  • David Liebman: NEA Jazz Master David Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching nearly fifty years. He has played with masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and others. Downbeat Magazine recognizes him as being "among the most important saxophonists in contemporary music . . a leader and artist of integrity and independent direction.”

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 20, 2017: 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 21, 2017: 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 22, 2017: 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!.
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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