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Tickets On Sale this Winter!

Evening Main Stage Concerts will take place April 19 - 21, 2018, 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 970-356-5000 or online at www.ucstars.com.

Three Nights of Unforgettable Jazz!

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:30 PM

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater: Few entertainers have ever commanded such depth of artistry in every medium. Three-time Grammy-Award winner, Tony winner, and NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater is a sparkling ambassador for jazz. Dee Dee made her debut in 1970 as the lead vocalist for the band led by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, and performed in concerts and on recordings with such giants as Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, and Max Roach. She has been working with jazz greats ever since.
  • Vertical Voices: This powerful and highly acclaimed vocal quartet performs music from a variety of contemporary jazz and other musical styles including The Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny & Imogen Heap, with a fresh and innovative approach, venturing into new artistic territory.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

  • Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: Gordon Goodwin's Grammy Award-winning 18-piece Big Phat Band is one of the most innovative and versatile collectives of the past thirty years. "The musical philosophy of the Big Phat Band has, from the beginning, pushed back at these kinds of limits," says Goodwin. "This is a band made up of a group of musicians with diverse interests and wide skill sets, and we always strive to break down barriers between musical styles."
  • Plus a Cannonball Adderley Tribute with the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band, featuring Antonio Hart

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:30 PM

  • Solo Piano with Aaron Diehl
  • Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, playing with what The New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” Diehl’s meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries, spearheading a distinct union of traditional and fresh artistry.

After Hours Performances:

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings following the main stage concerts, the Festival presents intimate after hours sessions at 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. Moxi Theater is located at 802 9th Street, Suite 200, on the southwest corner of 8th Avenue and 9th Street.

Jamey Aebersold
Littler UNC Jazz UNC Jazz Press City of Greeley
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