42nd Annual Jazz Festival

December 12, 2018
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Weigel Auditorium
Jazz Festival

Join us at this five-day festival celebrating America’s musical art form. Featuring Ohio State Jazz Club Night with alumnus John Fedchock, College Night with Ohio State Jazz combos and Jazz Lab Ensemble, the Ohio Jaztet featuring guest pianist Xavier Davis, the Ohio Show Band with guest Richie Castellano and, new this year – Student and Professional Jazz Clinics for high school and college students, as well as music educators. The festival concludes on Sunday evening with a concert by The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble.

All performances and clinics are FREE and open to the public.



John Fedchock, tromboneWednesday, Mar. 20  •  8 p.m.
Jazz Club Night with guest artist John Fedchock, trombone,
and the Allstar Alumni Sextet: Kim Pensyl, trumpet; Randy Mather, tenor sax;
Robert Mason, piano; Terry Douds, bass; Jim Rupp, drums.
Sponsored by the OSU Jazz Club

 

Jazz Festival College Bands NightThursday, Mar. 21  •  8 p.m.
College Bands Night with Ohio State Jazz Combos and the Jazz Lab Big Band, led by Michael Smith

 

Xavier Davis master classFriday, Mar. 22  •  Master class  •  6:307:30 p.m.  •  Weigel Room 174
Guest pianist Xavier Davis presents a master class prior to concert.

 


Xavier Davis, pianoFriday, March 22  •  Ohio Jaztet  •  8 p.m.  •  Weigel Auditorium
Xavier Davis with Ohio Jaztet: Anthony Stanco, trumpet; Shawn Wallace, saxophone; Kevin Turner, guitar; Andy Woodson, bass; Jim Rupp, drums.

 

Richie Castellano, guitarSaturday, Mar. 23  •  8 p.m.    HEADLINE CONCERT

Ohio Show Band with Richie Castellano

Concert features guest Richie Castellano of Blue Oyster Cult and Band Geek.


Jazz ClinicsSunday, Mar. 24    125 p.m.    STUDENT AND PROFESSIONAL JAZZ CLINICS
An exciting new day of clinics geared for high school and college students as well as all music educators. FREE! No registration required. For more information visit Jazz Clinics.


Ohio State Jazz Ensemble - Kris Keith, directorSunday, Mar. 24  •  6 p.m.  •  CLOSING CONCERT
The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble welcomes back John Fedchock, trombonist and composer/arranger. Alumni Randy Mather, tenor sax; Terry Douds, bass; and Jim Rupp, drums will join Fedchock on all his arrangements. Kristopher Keith, director.

 

 

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