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Friday, March 2, 2018

  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:  High School and Middle School/Junior High Big Band and Combo Performances; Clinics and Master Classes; Murphy Hall
  • 4:30 p.m.:  Announcement of 2018 Outstanding High School and Middle School Ensembles and Outstanding Soloists; Murphy Hall 130  
  • 7:30 p.m.:  Evening Concert—Woodruff Auditorium (Kansas Union), CLAY JENKINS and GILBERT CASTELLANOS, trumpets, with the KU JAZZ FESTIVAL ALL-STAR BIG BAND and KU JAZZ ENSEMBLE; and the Outstanding Festival High School Ensemble
  • 9:45 p.m.:  After Hours Jazz Session (The Oread Hotel—All Seasons Den); MATT OTTO QUINTET, featuring Danny Embrey, TJ Martley, Jeff Harshbarger and Brandon Draper.  Free admission
Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:  College Big Band and Combo Performances; Additional High School and Middle School/Junior High Big Band and Combo Performances (not eligible for evening concert selection); Clinics and Master Classes; Murphy Hall
  • 4:30 p.m.:  Announcement of 2018 Outstanding College Ensemble and Outstanding Soloists; Murphy Hall 130 
  • 7:30 p.m.:  Evening Concert—Woodruff Auditorium (Kansas Union) CLAY JENKINS and GILBERT CASTELLANOS, trumpets, with the KU Jazz Faculty Combo, MATT OTTO COMBO, and the Outstanding Festival College Ensemble
  • 9:45 p.m.:  After Hours Jazz Session (The Oread Hotel—All Seasons Den); MATT OTTO QUINTET, featuring Danny Embrey, TJ Martley, Jeff Harshbarger and Brandon Draper.  Free admission

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