2018 -19 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, Terrel Stafford, Fred Hersch, Marshall Gilkes, Dave Douglas, Dennis Chambers, Jeff Ballard, Louis Bonilla, Ingrid Jensen, Theo Bleckman, Ben Monder, Jaleel Shaw, and Walter Smith III to name but a few.

This year we are fortunate to have visiting:

Friday, October 19          Rob Davis, tenor sax
Guest Artist Master Class (10:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184)
Concert (7:30 – 10:00 p.m. @ the Jazz Station) with UO Jazz Combos. Tickets: $12         .             general admission, $9 members

Friday, November 9th       David Goldblatt, piano
Guest Artist Master Class (10:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184)
Concert (7:30 – 10:00 p.m. @ the Jazz Station) with UO Jazz Combos. Tickets: $12         .             general admission, $9 members

Friday, November 16th      Patty Darling, composer
Guest Artist Master Class (10:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184)
Concert: the 2018 Annual Fall Concert of theUO Jazz Ensembles (7:00 p.m. @ Beall Concert Hall) Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 students & seniors

Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th    Alan Ferber composer/trombone
The 2019 Oregon Jazz Festival 

Friday, Jan. 25th
Guest Artist Master Class
(10:00 -11:30 a.m., rm. 184) free admission
Concert: The Alan Ferber Nonet. Friday, Jan. 25 @ Lane Community College, Ragozzino Hall (7:30 p.m.) – Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students & seniors
Saturday, Jan. 26th
Concert:  the Oregon Jazz Ensemble and LCC Big Band @ UO School of Music, Beall Concert Hall w/ guest appearances by festival artists including Alan Ferber (5:30 p.m.)  Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students & seniors

Friday, February 8th         Damian Erskine, bass guitar/composer
Guest Artist Master Class (10:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184)
Guest Artist Master Class (10:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184)
Concert (7:30 – 10:00 p.m. @ the Jazz Station) with UO Jazz Combos. Tickets: $10         .             general admission, $7 members

Friday, March 8th         Steve Treseler, saxophone/composer
Guest Artist Master Class (10:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184)
Guest Artist Master Class (10:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184)
Concert (7:30 – 10:00 p.m. @ the Jazz Station) with UO Jazz Combos. Tickets: $12         .             general admission, $9 members

Wednesday – Friday, May 8th – 10th         Kendrick Scott, drummer/composer
Wednesday, May 8th
Guest Artist Master Class (9:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184) free admission
Thursday, May 9th
Guest Artist Master Class (9:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184) free admission
Concert: the 2019 Spring Concert of the UO Jazz Ensembles featuring guest
.              artist Kendrick Scott,  @ the UO School of Music, Beall Concert Hall (7:00
.              p.m.)- Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 students & seniors