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 38th annual festival features performances by Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band and Artists-in-Residence Etienne Charles (trumpet) and Rodney Whitaker (bass). For additional information about the Carolina Jazz Festival, contact Festival Director Jim Ketch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Please download the letter to High School directors/registration form.*
Carolina Jazz Festival (February 19–22)
38th Carolina Jazz Festival
JAZZ WEEK AT CAROLINA 2.19–2.22
We invite you to attend and enjoy the events of the 38th 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) or at the door in advance of the concert. For information beyond what is listed please contact Jim Ketch at email@example.com or 919-962-7560.
February 18 • Faculty-Student Jazz Showcase with Etienne Charles, trumpet, and Rodney Whitaker, bass • 4:00 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall
February 19 • Latin Jazz Night with Charanga Carolina, Juan Álamo, percussion, Etienne Charles, trumpet, and Rodney Whitaker, bass • 7:30 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall
February 20 • Fred and Gail Fearing Jazz for a Friday Afternoon • UNC Jazz Combos with Etienne Charles, trumpet, and Rodney Whitaker, bass • 4:00 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall
February 20 • Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band • 8:00 pm, Memorial Hall • tickets and information (919) 843-3333
February 20 • Jazz Masterclass with Brian Blade • 10:30 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall
February 21 • North Carolina Regional Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival • 9:00 am–5:30 pm, Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Great Hall
February 21 • Jazz Masterclass with Rodney Whitaker and Etienne Charles • TBA, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall
February 21 • UNC Jazz Band with Etienne Charles, trumpet, and Rodney Whitaker, bass • 8:00 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall • $10 general admission ($5 UNC students, faculty, and staff) • tickets available at the door
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
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Jazz Piano Private Instruction, Jazz Combos
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