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43rd Annual KU Jazz Festival

Friday, March 6, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
The Lied Center of Kansas

BIRD@100: A Tribute to Charlie Parker 

Performances by:
Bobby Watson, saxophone
Mike Rodriguez, trumpet
Helen Sung, piano
KU Jazz Ensemble I and the Festival All-Star Big Band

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Tickets on sale now at the Lied Center box office.

 


Schedule

  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:  High School and Middle School/Junior High Big Band and Combo Performances; Clinics and Master Classes; Lied Center and Murphy Hall
  • 4:30 p.m.:  Announcement of 2020 Outstanding High School and Middle School Ensembles and Outstanding Soloists; Lied Center
  • 7:30 p.m.:  Evening Concert—Lied Center,
    BIRD@100: A Tribute to Charlie Parker 
    Performances by:
    Bobby Watson, saxophone
    Helen Sung, piano
    Mike Rodriguez, trumpet
    KU Jazz Ensemble I and the Festival All-Star Big Band
  • 9:45 p.m.:  After Hours Jazz Session (The Oread Hotel—All Seasons Den); MATT OTTO QUARTET, featuring TJ Martley, Jeff Harshbarger and Brandon Draper. Free admission.

Download Detailed Schedules (PDF)

Lied Center Main Stage Schedule
Lied Center Pavilion Schedule
Murphy Hall 130 Schedule


Press Release 

43rd Annual KU Jazz Festival 


School of Music Calendar
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA