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UW-Green Bay gets groovy with Jazz Fest 46 – Big Band Blast! featuring the NEW Jazz All Stars

GREEN BAY – The annual music tradition Jazz Fest continues Saturday, Feb. 6 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Jazz Fest 46 – Big Band Blast! culminates with public concerts at 6 and 7:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, on campus. Since its inception more than […]

More ‘Phactoids’: Dick Lien, Music and Arts, Chili Cookoff, Prof. Moran

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log: • The April 1982 press conference at which UWGB administrators introduced respected, well-liked assistant Dick Lien as the new men’s basketball coach would have broken the internet had it occurred today. • Prof. Trinidad Chavez had a Sound Idea for […]

Also on Saturday, alumni all-stars and Lovell Ives return for Jazz Fest


UW-Green Bay will continue a proud musical tradition Saturday, Feb. 7, presenting Jazz Fest XLV (we think that’s 45) highlighted by a public concert at 4 p.m. at the Weidner Center. Highlighting all that will be guest artist and jazz drummer Carl Allen, a Milwaukee native and UW-Green Bay alumnus, and a set by a […]

Gerds previews Jazz Fest, on tap for Saturday

Local 5 Critic-at-Large Warren Gerds previewed Jazz Fest XLV in a Tuesday (Feb. 3) blog post, bringing readers information about this “distinctive musical tradition” that will take place Saturday (Feb. 7) on campus. As we’ve told you here before, this year’s Jazz Fest culminating concert will feature drummer Carl Allen, a Milwaukee native and UW-Green […]

Accomplished drummer, UW-Green Bay alumnus Allen to headline Jazz Fest XLV

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will continue a proud musical tradition Saturday, Feb. 7, presenting Jazz Fest XLV on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The annual educational and performance event will culminate in a public concert at 4 p.m. that day in the Cofrin Family (main) Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Since […]

Gerds: Werner Trio, playing Jazz Fest, produces amazing performance

Wearegreenbay.com Critic-At-Large Warren Gerds had high praise for Saturday’s (Feb. 1) Kenny Werner Trio performance, the culminating event of UW-Green Bay’s Jazz Fest XLIV. “If (you) think I’ve overstated Kenny Werner’s performance, you weren’t there,” Gerds writes. “He’s an amazing musician, just by himself. Playing in a trio reveals him to an even fuller extent […]