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The 35th Annual Valparaiso University Jazz Festival

A Music event

April 8th, 2021

7:30 pm

Valparaiso University Center for the Arts
1709 Chapel Dr.
Valparaiso, IN

The 35th Annual Valparaiso University Jazz Festival is Thursday, April 8th at 7:30pm & 8:30pm. Dubbed "Jazz Fest Lite," this year's event will be a free online event, broadcast live from the Harre Union Ballroom on-campus. The program will feature returning 2020 alumni Josh Sievert, Tommy Langejans, and Brian Davis, who missed their official/traditional jazz "send-off" last year due to COVID. Also performing with the University Jazz Ensemble is Professor Anne Marie Bice, on a program with selections including Cole Porter's: "I've Got You Under My Skin," Neal Hefti's "Splanky," Sammy Nestico's "Hay Burner," and Benny Carter's "Goin' On."

This will be Professor Jeffrey Brown's final performance at Valparaiso University, after serving forty years as Valpo's Jazz Studies Coordinator and jazz ensemble director. Please join us for an evening of jazz celebrating Professor Brown with Valpo jazz students, faculty, and alumni!