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VU Jazz Fest 2019 April 1st-5th

04/01/2019 - 18:00
04/05/2019 - 22:00
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The 34th Valparaiso University Jazz Festival

Featured Jazz Fest events:

Monday, April 1, 2019 6pm – Local High School Bands (Washington Township HS, Morgan Township HS, Portage HS, Hobart HS, Portage HS) Harre Union Ballrooms – Free to All, General Admission First Come First Seated, as available.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019- 7:30pm – Local High School Bands (Chesterton HS, Valpo HS, Valparaiso University Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble) Harre Union Ballrooms – Free to All, General Admission First Come First Seated, as available.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 6:00pm – The Jazz Festival Big Band Bash, Featuring: The VU Faculty Jazz Trio, The Northwest Indiana Jazz Educators Big Band; Calumet Ridge Jazz Ensemble; Midwest Big Band. Harre Union Ballrooms. Tickets: VU faculty, staff, student free (please pick up a ticket by showing your ID at the Harre Union Welcome Desk). VU Retirees, Alumni, and Seniors (60 and over) $8. All other public tickets $10.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 7:30pm – The Chicago Jazz Showcase with Valparaiso University Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Jeffrey C. Brown. Featuring Special Guests: Scott Burns, tenor saxophone, Pharez Whitted, trumpet, Tom Garling, trombone. Harre Union Ballrooms. Tickets: VU faculty, staff, student free (please pick up a ticket by showing your ID at the Harre Union Welcome Desk). VU Retirees, Alumni, and Seniors (60 and over) $8. All other public tickets $10.

Friday, April 5, 2019

4pm – Master Class with Stefon Harris – Harre Union Ballrooms. Tickets: VU faculty, staff, student free (please pick up a ticket by showing your ID at the Harre Union Welcome Desk). VU Retirees, Alumni, and Seniors, and all other public tickets $2.

7:30pm – The 34th Annual Jazz Festival Concert:Stefon Harris and Blackout, Opening Act, The Marco Villarreal Quartet:Harre Union Ballrooms. VU students $5. VU Retirees, Alumni, Faculty and Staff and Seniors $20. All other public tickets $25. *Evening Host – The Lembke Family Endowment

**Tickets for all Jazz Fest Harre Union Ballroom shows are available at the Harre Union Welcome Desk and online at valpo.edu/union (select Tickets on the left side menu). Online ticket purchase for Ballroom shows are available online and in person at the Welcome Desk in the Harre Union.

Tickets available by calling 219-464-5007.

Tickets are available online at www.valpo.edu/union and in person at the Harre Union Welcome Desk.

Story by Sue Baxter