2017 -18 Guest Artists

Each year the UO Jazz Studies Program welcomes internationally renowned guest artists in the jazz and commercial music field to the University of Oregon campus.  They come to share their expertise and to actively engage in music making with our students…performing with student big bands and combos, working with our student composers and arrangers, sharing their latest work through both lectures and in concert.  We have been fortunate to host a virtual who’s who of guest artists (over 50 artists in the past 15 years) including:

Maria Schneider, Branford Marsalis, Julian Lage, Ben Wendel, Burt Bacharach, Rufus Reid, Marcus Roberts, Donny McCaslin, Fred Hersch, Marshall Gilkes, Dave Douglas, Dennis Chambers, Jeff Ballard, Louis Bonilla, Ingrid Jensen, Theo Bleckman, Ben Monder, Jaleel Shaw, and Walter Smith to name but a few.


This year we are fortunate to have visiting:

October 27th, 2017  Tim Willcox, saxophone/composer
November 10th, 2017  Charlie Porter, trumpet/composer
January 19th & 20th, 2018  Terell Stafford, composer/trumpet
February 9th, 2018  TBA
March 9th, 2018 Ryan Meagher, guitarist/composer
May 8th – 11th, 2018 TBA guest artist residency