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WELCOME TO THE GENE HARRIS JAZZ FESTIVAL

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17TH ANNUAL GENE HARRIS JAZZ FESTIVAL
presented by

Boise State University

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Music

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

April 2 & 3, 2014
Student Union Building
DAY PARKING: $1, EVENING PARKING: FREE

Lincoln Parking Garage


ALL CONCERT PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE

GENE HARRIS JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

The Boise State University Department of Music is pleased to present the 17th annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival, Wednesday-Thursday, April 2-3, 2014 in the BSU Student Union Building.

This year's festival is founded upon jazz educational activities, supported by a great lineup of jazz artists, educator-adjudicators, and clinicians.

Our artistic theme is focused on the "big band" including Idaho and Oregon student big bands, the Boise State Jazz Ensemble, and the Gene Harris Festival SuperBand—comprising jazz all-stars from around the country and featuring our:

2014 FESTIVAL GUEST ARTIST

Wycliffe Gordon
http://www.wycliffegordon.com/

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 Renowned Musician, Composer, Conductor, Arranger

  • Jazz Journalists Association Award/Trombonist of the Year – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2001
  • Downbeat Magazine's Critics Choice Award Best Trombone 2013 and 2012
  • Jazz Journalists Association Critics' Choice Award for Best Trombone – 2000
  • Former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet
  • Former member of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
  • Featured guest artist on Billy Taylor's "Jazz at the Kennedy Center" Series
  • Performance experience includes work with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn, Joe Henderson, Eric Reed, Randy Sandke and Branford Marsalis, plus many top players from the swing and traditional jazz world
  • Compositions performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and Friends, the Brass Band of Battle Creek and numerous other ensembles, and performed in programs throughout the U.S. and abroad

 

Schedule
Wednesday, April 2nd

8 am -4 pm, Student Big Bands perform ~ Student Union Jordan Ballrooms

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Artists/Clinicians present trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and rhythm section jazz workshops ~ Student Union Building

4:00 pm, Wycliffe Gordon Clinic ~ Student Union Special Events Center

4:45 pm, Boise State Jazz Ensemble w/Wycliffe Gordon  performs ~ Student Union Special Events Center

7 pm, Winning School Bands perform ~ Student Union Special Events Center

8 pm, Gene Harris Festival Superband w/Wycliffe Gordon performs ~ Student Union Special Events Center

Thursday, April 3rd

8 am - 4 pm, Student Big Bands perform ~ Student Union Jordan Ballrooms

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Artists/Educators present rhythm, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone jazz workshops ~ Student Union Building

1:00-3:30pm, Student Jam Session ~ Student Union Special Events Center

4:00 pm, Wycliffe Gordon Clinic ~ Student Union Special Events Center

4:45 pm, Boise State Jazz Ensemble w/Wycliffe Gordon  performs ~ Student Union Special Events Center

7 pm, Winning School Bands perform ~ Student Union Special Events Center

8 pm, Gene Harris Festival Superband  w/Wycliffe Gordon performs ~ Student Union Special Events Center

All single, day passes $15 available Online above and in Student Union Building during the Festival

For a swinging, big-band extravaganza and a great educational experience for all, check out the artists, adjudicators, clinicians, and artists' audio samples, then purchase your single day passes and join us for the 16th annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival.

As always, call or write for additional clarifying information.

Sincerely,

Alex Noppe, Director of Jazz Studies

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Alex Noppe
Director of Jazz Studies
Director of the Gene Harris Jazz Festival
Department of Music
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1560
208-426-3099
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