45th Annual SWOSU JAZZ FESTIVAL

FEBRUARY 12-13, 2015

 

FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

7:00pm Concert Featuring

The Metroplexity Big Band

-Fine Arts Auditorium
-Price FREE


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

8:00am-6:00pm - University, High School and Middle School Jazz Bands

- Fine Arts Auditorium & Fine Arts 102


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

1:00pm Festival Concert featuring SWOSU Jazz Ensemble ‘A’, Kris Berg, and soloists from The Metroplexity Big

Band

-Fine Arts Auditorium
-$3 students, $5 Senior Citizens, $10 adults


7:00pm Festival Concert SWOSU Alumni Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Terry Segress and special guest, pianist Dave Hanson


8:00pm Festival Concert featuring SWOSU Jazz Ensemble ‘A’, Kris Berg, and soloists from The Metroplexity Big

Band

-Fine Arts Auditorium
-$3 students, $5 Senior Citizen, $10 adults

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL


The 1st Annual SWOSU jazz festival was held on January 8, 1971 featuring Clark Terry. Dr. Terry Segress started the festival and ran it for 36 years. Dr. Keith Talley took over the jazz festival in 2007 and is now under the direction of Dr. Richard Tirk.  Other past guest artists have featured: Allen Vizzutti, Rich Matteson, Diane Reeves, Jamey Aebersold, Frank Mantooth, Pete Christlieb, Bobby Shew, Bill Watrous, Paquito D’Rivera, Eddie Daniels, Dan Haerle, Byron Stripling, Frank Fontana, Bobby Watson, John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, and Randy Brecker among many others.


Regional university, high school and middle school jazz bands are invited to perform for comments and ratings during the festival.


The festival is generously supported by the SWOSU Department of Music and a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the and National Endowment for the Arts.

FEATURING

Kris Berg and the

Metroplexity

big band


dr. richard tirk and swosu jazz ensemble ‘a’


Dr. Terry segress and the swosu alumni

all-star band

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