2019 -20 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, Walter Smith III, and Kendrick Scott to name but a few.

This year we are fortunate to have visiting:

Friday, November 1st        Joe Manis – saxophone/composer
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 15th       Steve Treseler –  saxophone/composer
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 22nd    Vern Sielert – composer/trumpet
Guest Artist Master Class (10:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184)
Concert: the 2019 Annual Fall Concert of the UO Jazz Ensembles (7:00 p.m. @ Beall Concert Hall) Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 students & seniors

Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th    Sean Jones – composer/trumpet
The 2020 Oregon Jazz Festival 

Friday, Jan. 24th
Guest Artist Master Class
(10:00 -11:30 a.m., rm. 184) free admission
Concert: Sean Jones Quartet. Friday, Jan. 25 @ Lane Community College, Ragozzino Hall (7:30 p.m.) – Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students & seniors
Saturday, Jan. 25th
Concert:  the Oregon Jazz Ensemble and LCC Big Band @ UO School of Music, Beall Concert Hall w/ guest appearances by festival artists including Sean Jones (5:30 p.m.)  Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students & seniors

Friday, February 7th         Matt Hettwer – trombone/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: Tickets: $12 general admission, $9 members

Friday, February 28th
Concert: the 2020 Annual Winter Concert of the UO Jazz Ensembles (7:00 p.m. @ Beall Concert Hall) Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 students & seniors

Friday, March 6th          Jason Palmer – drum set
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, April 17th
Concert: (7:30 – 10:00 p.m. @ the Jazz Station) with UO Big Bands. Tickets: $12         .             general admission, $9 members

Friday, May 1st
Concert (7:30 – 10:00 p.m. @ the Jazz Station) with UO Honors Combos. Tickets: $12         .             general admission, $9 members

Wednesday – Friday, May 6th – 10th         TBA, guest artist
Wednesday, May 6th
Guest Artist Master Class (9:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184) free admission
Thursday, May 7th
Guest Artist Master Class (9:00 – 11:30 a.m., rm. 184) free admission
Concert: the 2020 Spring Concert of the UO Jazz Ensembles featuring guest
.              artist TBA @ the UO School of Music, Beall Concert Hall (7:00
.              p.m.)- Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 students & seniors

Friday, May 29th
Concert: the 2020 Wet Ink Concert (Jazz Composers/Arrangers Concert) (7:00 p.m. @ Rm. 190) Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 students & seniors