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Bassist Christian McBride to headline University of Louisville Jazz Fest

by Anita Smith, communications and marketing last modified Feb 07, 2014 02:18 PM

Three-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride will headline this year’s Jazz Fest from Feb. 27 to March 1 at the University of Louisville School of Music.

Bassist Christian McBride to headline University of Louisville Jazz Fest

Christian McBride

Kicking off the Jazz Fest, Brazilian guitarist Bruno Mangueira will perform his compositions for guitar, jazz ensembles and orchestra, Thursday, Feb. 27. Tickets for the Thursday performance are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with valid ID.

On Friday, Feb. 28, the performers are The Christian McBride Trio. McBride also will perform with and direct UofL’s Jazz Ensemble. Trumpeter Sean Jones will play with the UofL Jazz Ensemble and the Faculty Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, March 1.

General admission for the Friday and Saturday events is $15 per day. Student tickets are only $5 with a valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased in the School of Music lobby. Call 502-852-6907 with additional ticket purchase inquires.

All concerts start at 8 p.m. and will be in the Margaret Comstock Concert Hall.

Other events during Jazz Fest include clinics by guest artists, festival judges, Jamey Aebersold and UofL faculty and a contest for regional school jazz ensembles.

Jazz Fest is part of UofL’s celebration of diversity and its observance of African American History Month.

For more information, contact Mike Tracy, 502-852-6032 or go to the Jazz Fest website.

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