Valparaiso University Jazz Fest

The 30th Anniversary Valparaiso University Jazz Festival

April 6-11, 2015

 

Monday, April 6, 2015

6pm – Local Middle School and High School Bands – Harre Union Ballroom - Free to All

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

6pm – Local Middle School and High School Bands – Harre Union Ballroom - Free to All

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

7:00pm - The Valparaiso University Faculty Jazz Trio – Harre Union Ballroom
Trio: Roger Harris, Piano, Bruce Evans, Bass, and Jeffrey C. Brown, Drums Featuring special guest Tom “Bones” Malone, Trombone and Member of the CBS Orchestra and The Original Blues Brothers Band

The Northwest Indiana Jazz Educators Big Band
Directed by Bill Timmerman and Jeffrey Brown 

VU faculty, staff, and students free.  Alumni and Seniors $8.  All other public tickets $10.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

7:30pm – Valparaiso University Jazz Ensemble – Harre Union Ballroom
Jeffery C. Brown, Director Featuring special guest Tom “Bones” Malone, Trombone and Member of the CBS Orchestra and The Original Blues Brothers Band 

VU faculty, staff, and students free.  Alumni and Seniors $8.  All other public tickets $10.

Friday, April 10, 2015

8:00pm – The Marcus Roberts Trio – Harre Union Ballroom
An evening with Marcus Roberts, “The Virtuoso”, Piano Master Class and Workshop by Marcus Roberts at approx. 4:30pm in the Harre Union Ballroom

Valparaiso University Friends of Jazz Reception following performance – Sponsored by Uzelac and Associates

VU students $5.  VU faculty, staff, alumni and seniors $10.  All other public tickets $15. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

8:30pm – 30th Anniversary Jazz Fest Concert – An Evening with Natalie Cole – The Valparaiso University Athletic and Recreation Center – ARC.  Main entrance only for all patrons, ticket will-call opens at 6:30pm, and arena doors and concessions open at 7pm.

The 30th Anniversary Concert is made possible in part through the generosity of The Lembke Family, Uzelac and Associates, and Mrs. Penny Mason in memory of Dr. Earl J. Mason.

*ARC ticket prices vary by seating chart, tickets available at the ARC Box Office (10am-4pm) or online at valpo.edu/jazz-fest-tickets/

and ticket sales for “An Evening with Natalie Cole” open at 8am on February 9, 2015.  Student tickets must be purchased in person. 

**Tickets for Harre Union Ballroom shows on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are available at the Harre Union Welcome Desk and online at union.universitytickets.com.  Online tickets for Ballroom shows are available on Monday, March 2, 2015, and become available in person at the Welcome Desk in the Harre Union beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.



Friends of Jazz

Through the generous support of committed individuals, organizations and businesses, we are able to bring the highest quality jazz performers to Northwest Indiana, as well as preserve America’s only true indigenous musical art form. To find out more about the Friends of Jazz, or to make a donation, click here.