Valparaiso University hosts the Annual Jazz Fest the first of April with an array of exciting performances by talented artists, including local performers as well.
Valparaiso University Jazz Festival
Monday: Local High School Bands (Washington Township HS, Morgan Township HS, Portage HS, Hobart HS, Portage HS) Harre Union Ballrooms – Free to All, General Admission First Come First Seated, as available.
Tuesday, Local High School Bands (Chesterton HS, Valpo HS, Valparaiso University Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble) Harre Union Ballrooms – Free to All, General Admission First Come First Seated, as available.
Wednesday, The Jazz Festival Big Band Bash, Featuring: The VU Faculty Jazz Trio, The Northwest Indiana Jazz Educators Big Band; Calumet Ridge Jazz Ensemble; Midwest Big Band. Harre Union Ballrooms. Tickets: VU faculty, staff, student free (please pick up a ticket by showing your ID at the Harre Union Welcome Desk). VU Retirees, Alumni, and Seniors (60 and over) $8. All other public tickets $10.
Thursday, The Chicago Jazz Showcase with Valparaiso University Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Jeffrey C. Brown. Featuring Special Guests. Harre Union Ballrooms. Tickets: VU faculty, staff, student free (please pick up a ticket by showing your ID at the Harre Union Welcome Desk). VU Retirees, Alumni, and Seniors (60 and over) $8. All other public tickets $10.
Friday, The Annual Jazz Festival Concert:
2019 featured Stefon Harris and Blackout, Opening Act, The Marco Villarreal Quartet:Harre Union Ballrooms. VU students $5. VU Retirees, Alumni, Faculty and Staff and Seniors $20. All other public tickets $25. *Evening Host – The Lembke Family Endowment
**Tickets for all Jazz Fest Harre Union Ballroom shows are available at the Harre Union Welcome Desk and online at valpo.edu/union (select Tickets on the left side menu). Online ticket purchase for Ballroom shows are available on Monday, February 25, 2019 and become available in person at the Welcome Desk in the Harre Union beginning on Monday, March 11, 2019.
Tickets available by calling 219-464-5007.
Tickets will be available online at valpo.edu/union March 1 and in person at the Harre Union Welcome Desk beginning March 6.
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