Now in its 48th year and the largest event of its kind in the nation, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival brings together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians, and over 250 college, high school, and middle school big bands, combos, and jazz vocal groups from across the country. Each year, over 8,000 participants enjoy the main stage concerts, after-hours sessions, daytime performances, and the many educational workshop sessions.

The Festival is a non-competitive educational and cultural facet of the UNC Jazz Studies Program, the UNC School of Music and the College of Performing and Visual Arts that furthers the University of Northern Colorado’s mission of lifelong learning and commitment to service.

Main Stage Concerts

April 19

NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater

Vertical Voices

April 20

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

PLUS a Cannonball Adderley Tribute with the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band, featuring Antonio Hart

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (photo by Rex Bullington)

April 21

Tribute to the Brecker Brothers, featuring Randy Brecker and Bob Sheppard

with UNC's DownBeat Award-winning Jazz Lab Band I and the All Angles Orchestra

PLUS Solo Piano with Aaron Diehl

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