Jazz

  1. Kom Wongsawat, jazz piano

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    September 13 – 7:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Doctoral Recital

  2. Frost Studio Jazz Band & Concert Jazz Band—Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess

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    September 17 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Two of the Frost School’s DownBeat collegiate award-winning big bands perform Bill Potts’s Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess, and new works by Frost composers for soloists in the bands.

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    $11 + $4 per ticket fee
    General Admission

       
  3. Gonzalo Rubalcaba—With Frost Concert Jazz Band

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    October 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Cuban-born pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Bulgarian-born percussionist Svet Stoyanov and American-born jazz trumpeter and bandleader John Daversa present an energizing jazz program with the Frost Concert Jazz Band.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  4. Sylvan Street—High Wattage Jazz Fusion

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    October 27 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Sylvan Street is a high-wattage group that performs funk-infused originals with high-wattage bass grooves, powerful drums, tight horns and exciting keyboards. They blend driving fusion of jazz, rock, Latin, urban, jump swing and blues.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  5. Cyrille Aimée—Fabulous French Jazz Vocalist

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    October 29 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    French jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée blends standards with Gypsy swing, bossa nova, and charming stage presence. She joins the Frost Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble in upbeat arrangements of jazz favorites created especially for her.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  6. Joey DeFrancesco—Master Jazz Organist

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    November 03 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Master jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco tears it up on his Hammond B3 in the great tradition of the incredible Jimmy Smith. A crowd favorite at festivals worldwide, you’ll soon become a fan of his swinging style and remarkable originality.

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  7. Freda Payne—And Her Band of Gold

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    November 05 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Freda Payne, best known for her 1970 R&B crossover smash hit, “Band of Gold,” is a jazz singer in the beautiful tradition of Nancy Wilson. She sings “Save Your Love for Me” plus other enthralling selections with a trio featuring Dean Shelly Berg

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  8. Frost Jazz Sextet and Frost Concert Jazz Band—With Special Guest Alan Ferber

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    November 18 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    The Frost Jazz Sextet opens this concert with an outstanding array of creative originals, imaginative grooves and dramatic improvisatory interplay. Then John Daversa conducts the Frost Concert Jazz Band in a sizzling big band set featuring Grammy nominated New York trombonist and composer, Alan Ferber.

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  9. Frost Extensions & Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble (JV1)

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    November 20 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Beloved standards from the Great American Songbook along with fabulous jazz classics fill the hall when two wonderful Frost vocal ensembles blend in sonorous harmony.

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  10. Frost Jazz Vocal 2 Ensemble

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    December 01 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Singers mastering the art of vocal harmonization and improvisation are highlighted in this fine concert of favorite standards and new compositions.

    Free admission

  11. Frost XJB Big Band

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    December 01 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Frost XJB Big Band under the direction of Chuck Bergeron presents a swinging concert filled with great charts, soloists, and incredible energy. Come on out and see why the Frost School’s jazz department is tops in the nation!

    Free admission

  12. Faculty Jazz Septet – Faculty Recital

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    December 02 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Free admission

  13. Frost Studio Jazz Band—Plays the Blues!

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    December 05 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Director Stephen Guerra, Jr. conducts a fabulous concert of music inspired by, and based on the Blues. Great soloists and amazing ensemble interplay will entertain and impress you!

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  14. Frost Jazz Vocal 2 Ensemble

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    December 06 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Enjoy an amazing blend of beautiful singing, wonderful harmonies, and fantastic songs beloved the world over as Frost Jazz Vocal 2 Ensemble takes to the Gusman Hall stage. Members of the ensemble are also featured as soloists, and a great rhythm section accompanies with flair.
    Free admission

  15. Frost Concert Jazz Band

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    January 28 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    John Daversa conducts the Frost Concert Jazz Band and kicks the New Year into high gear.

  16. Frost Studio Jazz Band with Guitarist Lionel Loueke

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    February 12 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Stephen Guerra, director, invites guitarist Lionel Loueke to the stage for an exciting evening of big band music, also featuring student arrangers and composers.

  17. Frost Concert Jazz Band

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    February 16 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    John Daversa, conductor, leads the Frost Concert Jazz Band in a thrilling program of new arrangements, amazing soloists, and energy galore.

  18. Frost Studio Jazz Band—Plays the Music of Oliver Nelson

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    March 15 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Saxophonist and composer Oliver Nelson is best remembered for his jazz standards “Stolen Moments,” and “Milestones,” and his film scoring and arranging work on Alfie, Last Tango in Paris, and Zig Zag. Here, Frost Studio Jazz Band brings to life many of his big band arrangements and more.

  19. The Stamps Jazz Quintet and the Frost Jazz Sextet

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    March 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Two fine ensembles from the Department of Studio Music and Jazz share the stage for a night of incredible music that showcases the future of jazz.
    Free admission

  20. Frost JV 1 and Extensions

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    March 24 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Two of the Frost School’s DownBeat Collegiate Award winning vocal jazz ensembles bring exciting new arrangements and thrilling harmonies to the stage in a superb springtime concert you won’t want to miss!

  21. Frost Vocal Ensembles JV1 and JV2

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    April 03 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Beloved jazz standards and more arranged by some of the greatest vocal jazz arrangers of our time will fill Gusman Hall during this season end concert shared by Frost Jazz Vocal Ensembles JV1 and JV2. New arrangements by Frost vocal jazz students will also be presented.

  22. Frost Studio Jazz Band Celebrates Singer-Actress Paula Wayne

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    April 15 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
    Paula Wayne will be in attendance as student singers and the HMI Big Band perform arrangements created uniquely for her from performances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and others.

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