Carolina Jazz Festival
Founded in 1977, the Carolina Jazz Festival promotes a broad range of programming spanning performance, education, and scholarship. In addition to appearances by students and faculty from the UNC Jazz Studies program, this year's 36th annual festival features performances by the Dafnis Prieto Sextet, the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Artists-in-Residence Claudio Roditi (trumpet) and Michael Dease (trombone), and jazz students/faculty from Duke and NCCU. For additional information about the Carolina Jazz Festival, contact Festival Director Jim Ketch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Carolina Jazz Festival (February 17–23)
36th Carolina Jazz Festival
JAZZ WEEK AT CAROLINA 2.17–2.23
We invite you to attend and enjoy the events of the 36th Carolina Jazz Festival. Our schedule includes many free events. For those events that do require tickets, please note that tickets are available at the Memorial Hall Box Office (919-843-3333). For information beyond what is listed please contact Jim Ketch at email@example.com or 919-962-7560.
The 2013 Carolina Jazz Festival features headliners:
The Dafnis Prieto Sextet
Claudio Roditi, trumpet and Michael Dease, trombone
17 (Sun) 4pm • Duke, UNC, and NCCU Annual Valentine’s Big Band Concert • Kenan Music Building, Rm 1201 • This is our 9th annual Valentine's Concert. Please join John Brown, Ira Wiggins, Jim Ketch and their talented students for a fun afternoon of big band jazz. Seating limited to about 225 patrons. Arrive early to get a seat! • All tickets are $10. Available via Memorial Hall Box Office (919-843-3333) and at the door.
19 (Tu) 7:30pm • NCJRO: in Concert with Claudio Roditi (trumpet) and David Hartman (narrator) • The Jazz Century • Hill Hall Auditorium • Music of Original Dixieland Jass Band, Ellington, Goodman, Basie, Gillespie, Sinatra and Ella, Mingus, Metheny, and others. Help continue the 20th Anniversary Season of the NCJRO! • Tickets $15, $10, and $5 on sale at Memorial Hall Box Office (919-843-3333) or at door.
20 (Wed) 7:30pm • UNC and NCCU Jazz Faculty with guests Claudio Roditi and Michael Dease • Hill Hall Auditorium • oncert featuring two great faculty jazz ensembles plus artists-in-residence Claudio Roditi trumpet and Michael Dease. • FREE
21 (Th) 9:00 am–6:00 pm • Essentially Ellington HS Jazz Festival • Carolina Student Union, UNC campus • Performances run all day featuring both student big bands and combos. UNC Jazz Band will perform around 3:30pm with Claudio Roditi and Michael Dease. Guest artist drummer Dafnis Prieto will make a visit. • FREE
22 (Fr) 4pm • UNC Jazz Combos Concert • Kenan Music Building, Room 1201 • Join UNC's talented jazz students and guest artists Claudio Roditi and Michael Dease in a fun, relaxed afternoon concert to kick-off the great jazz weekend. • FREE
22(Fr) 8pm • Dafnis Prieto Sextet • Memorial Hall • Our 36th Carolina Jazz Festival headliner concert. • Tickets via the Memorial Hall Box Office (919-843-3333).
22 (Fr) 10:30pm • Jam Session following Dafnis Prieto Concert • West End Wine Bar, 450 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill • Join in the fun as we jam the night away.
23 (Sat) 2pm • Clinics with Michael Dease and Claudio Roditi • KMB Room 1201 • Bring your horns and notebooks. • FREE
23 (Sat) 8pm • UNC Jazz Band with soloists Claudio Roditi and Michael Dease • KMB Room 1201 • We conclude the jazz fest with UNC Jazz Band and our two stellar Artists-in-Residence. • FREE
The Carolina Jazz Festival salutes our sponsors. We are most grateful for their support of jazz, jazz education, and the jazz studies program at Carolina.
Essentially Ellington; Jazz at Lincoln Center; The Music Resource; Double Time Records; Jamey Aebersold Jazz
- WNCU-FM; Jazz Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.; The Art of Cool Project; West End Wine Bar; The Carolina Inn
- Carolina Performing Arts; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research; Carolina Union Activities Board; Center for the Study of the American South; Department of Music; UNC Jazz Studies; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonians; Performing Arts Special Activities Fund; Office for Academic Initiatives; Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Dafnis Prieto Sextet
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