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2020 DownBeat Student Music Awards

The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Studies department wins 7 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards. [READ FULL POST]

The UNC•Greeley Jazz Festival and University of Northern Colorado have been closely following the guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety of our participants is our top priority. We have decided that the safest course is to remove the uncertainty for our guests and postpone the 50th UNC•Greeley Jazz Festival until April 22-24, 2021. We appreciate your support and grace as we deal with this unprecedented situation. We look forward to seeing you next year, April 22-24, 2021, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UNC•Greeley Jazz Festival. [READ FULL POST]

2020 ASCAP Herb Alpert Award Winners

UNC professor Drew Zaremba and students Zach Rich and Elliott Turner win the one of the highest honors in jazz composition [READ FULL POST]

On November 22 the UNC Opera Theatre program will premier The Taming, a new opera by composer Paul Elwood and librettist Brian Luedloff, based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Here's an interview with Luedloff and the Tamara Markard of the Greeley Tribune. [READ FULL POST]