IUP Jazz Festival 2017

Posted on 4/3/2017 8:24:59 AM

IUP Jazz Festival 2017

The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents the 17th annual IUP Jazz Festival. The Festival will be held in Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center on the IUP campus on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and will feature the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble. The featured guest artist for the concert is trombonist David Gibson. The IUP Jazz Band is led by James Flowers, professor of Saxophone. The IUP Jazz Ensemble is directed by Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet.

Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied musical career which is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk. Gibson’s early experience in New York had him performing with Slide Hampton, Jon Faddis, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, and others. David is busy performing with and composing for many diverse artists in New York City, including Roy Hargrove, Orrin Evans, and George Gee, in addition to teaching at the New School University and Columbia University.

Gibson will present a clinic in Fisher Auditorium on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The clinic is free and open to the general public. Cost of tickets for the evening concert is: $10 regular admission, $8 for senior citizens and students, and $6 with an I-Card.

For more information about this concert, please call the IUP Department of Music at 724-357-2390.