March 17-18, 2016
The University of Montana College of Visual and Performing Arts in conjunction with the School of Music is proud to announce the 2016 edition of the UM Buddy DeFrancoJazz Festival which will occur on March 17-18, 2016. The emphasis of this instrumental and vocal jazz festival is on education, improvisation and the jazz language.
The 2016 Festival Artists included such talents as Erica Von Kleist (saxophone), Reggie Thomas (piano), Marlene Rosenberg (bass), Derrick Gardner (trumpet), and Gary Hobbs (drum set) On both evenings, experience a spectacular musical event with the High School Best Section Big Band and outstanding soloists from the daytime events along with more musical artistry.
The fun and learning continues throughout each day with clinics, ensemble critiques, workshops, open rehearsals and master classes with guest artists, local musicians and faculty from the University of Montana.
The UM Buddy DeFranco Festival promises to be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the language of jazz and a great weekend of music and jazz education.