A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross featuring Michael Mayo & Trist Curless
April 18, 2024 | 4:30pm & 7:30pm
NYC jazz vocalist Michael Mayo teams up with UNC alum and co-founder of m-pact, Trist Curless, to honor the iconic jazz vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. The pair delivers that energy, wit, vocalise, and distinct harmony of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross mixed with their own twist of cutting-edge vocal influences and incisive self-transparency.
The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
with UNC Compass Jazz Orchestra
April 19, 2024 | 4:30pm & 7:30pm
Grammy© winner and legendary bassist John Clayton returns to UNC with his Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra to take the stage with UNC's Compass Jazz Orchestra. The long-established CHJO leaves an impact with its powerful and distinct 19-piece voice that tips a hat to the legacy of Ellington, Basie and Thad Jones.
The Paquito D’Rivera Quintet plus Camille Thurman
with Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band
April 20, 2024 | 4:30pm
Five-time Grammy-winning clarinetist and composer Paquito D'Rivera and his quintet, plus jazz "double threat" multi-intrumentalist and vocalist Camille Thurman, join forces with the Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band in an exhilirating festival finale. This world-class lineup hits hard with its inventive technical mastery and sophisticated influences spanning Latin, jazz and classical styles.