Join us at this year’s festival, which will feature the Ohio State Symphony Orchestra with the Ohio Jaztet in a headline concert, "Charlie Parker with Strings," with guest saxophone artists Donald Harrison, J. D. Allen, Michael Cox and Pete Mills.
Other festival performances include the opening concert featuring guest vibraphonist Rusty Burge with OSU faculty musicians Jim Rupp, Andy Woodson and Mark Rubinstein; The Ohio Jaztet with guest percussionist Quincy Davis, the Ohio Show Band featuring guest vocalist Quan Howell in a Motown review, College Day featuring all the Ohio State big bands and jazz combos, and the closing concert by the OSU Jazz Ensemble featuring alumnus and guest composer/director Ladd McIntosh.
All performances and the master class are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Saturday evening headline concert. Guest artists and speaker
Thursday, Mar. 22 • 8 p.m. concert
The Ohio Show Band presents a Motown Revue with guest vocalist Quan Howell
Friday, Mar. 23
6:30 p.m. • Master class with guest percussionist Quincy Davis
8 p.m. concert • The Ohio Jaztet with Quincy Davis. The Ohio Jaztet features Anthony Stanco, trumpet; Shawn Wallace, saxophone; Kevin Turner, guitar; Andy Woodson, bass; and Jim Rupp, drums.
Saturday, Mar. 24
- 10 a.m.–2 p.m. • College Jazz Band Day with OSU big bands and combos
- 2:30 p.m. • Master class with J.D. Allen
- 3:45 p.m. • Master class with Donald Harrison
- 8 p.m. • Headline concert (ticketed event)
"Charlie Parker with Strings"
HEADLINE CONCERT • Saturday, Mar. 24 • 8 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of music dedicated to the legendary composer and sax virtuoso known as "Bird." The Ohio State Symphony Orchestra, directed by David Becker, with the Ohio Jaztet welcome guest saxophone artists Donald Harrison, J. D. Allen, Michael Cox and Pete Mills. We also welcome back OSU Professor Emeritus Ted McDaniel as special guest speaker.
TICKETS: General admission — $20/general public; $10/senior citizens, Alumni Association members, Ohio State faculty and staff, students and children. Ticket sales through the Ohio State Theatre Ticket Office (614) 292-2295 (M–F, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.), at ticketmaster.com or at the door.
Donald Harrison, J.D. Allen, Michael Cox, Pete Mills, Ted McDaniel
Sunday, Mar. 25 • High School Jazz Band Day
Sunday, Mar. 25 • 6 p.m. • CLOSING CONCERT
The Music of Ladd McIntosh
The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble welcomes back OSU alumnus Ladd McIntosh, guest composer/director; with alumni Wes Orr, trumpet and Byron Rooker, woodwinds, of the award-winning 1967 OSU Jazz Workshop Band. Kristopher Keith, director.