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KU Jazz Festival to present After Hours Jazz Sessions at the Oread

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

LAWRENCE, KS —The KU School of Music will host the 36th Annual KU Jazz Festival on March 1-2, 2013. Following the main stage concerts at Free State High School, the music will continue with the KU Jazz Festival After Hours Jazz Sessions, held at the All Seasons Den at The Oread (1200 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS), from 10pm-12:30am both evenings.


These jazz sessions will feature performances by the Matt Otto Trio and invited guests. Otto, a saxophonist and member of the KU Jazz Studies faculty, is one of the most prominent musicians in Kansas City. He is joined both evenings by two other in-demand Kansas City musicians—bassist Jeff Harshbarger, KU Jazz Studies faculty member, and drummer Brian Steever.


Admission to these sessions is free; a cash bar will be available. Valet parking at the Oread is available for $5.00.


The After Hours Jazz Sessions are sponsored by Reach Out Kansas, Inc., The Oread and the KU School of Music.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. music.ku.edu.



Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually