The Bad Plus trio and local jazz students highlight Jazz Fest 49

At the Weidner Center, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Green Bay, Wis. — The Bad Plus trio headlines the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s historic Jazz Fest 49 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday, Jan. 26. UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest, now in its 49th year, is a celebration of all things jazz and encompasses a full day of student performances, clinics and master classes, culminating in student performances at 4 p.m. It is sponsored by UW-Green Bay and UW-Green Bay Music. Admission to the student ensembles performance is free and open to the public and features the following local schools, and their directors:

Ashwaubenon High School                                        Marc Jimos
Bay Port High School                                                   Luther Appel
Denmark High School                                                  Wes Couch
Evansville High School                                                 Amanda Leahy
Green Bay East High School                                        Karen Iken
Jefferson High School                                                   Jennah Smet (assisted by Denise Reichhoff, Maggie Paucek)

Notre Dame Academy Jazz I                                         Steve Johnson (assisted by Dave Gardner)
Notre Dame Academy Jazz II                                        Steve Johnson (assisted by Dave Gardner)
Preble High School                                                        Andrew Bader
Pulaski Community Middle School Jazz I (8th)          Timothy Kozlovsky
Pulaski Community Middle School Jazz II (7th)         Jackson Smith
Sun Prairie High School                                                Steve Sveum
West DePere High School II                                         Kathryn Kamin

Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call “avant-garde populism”, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this “audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio” (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. The Bad Plus is the featured guest artist for UW-Green Bay’s historic Jazz Fest 49.

The featured concert is Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are available at WeidnerCenter.com, by phone at 800-895-0071, or in person at the Ticket Star Box Office located at the Resch Center or the University Ticketing and Information Center, University Union, UW-Green Bay campus.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter)

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Don’t miss out on Jazz Fest 49, Jan. 26

“With an energized and ambitious jazz faculty at UW-Green Bay, a successful 6:30 Concert Series, and concert venues like the east side’s Blue Opus friendly to jazz, it’s plain to see that jazz culture is on the rise in Green Bay. And, as one of contemporary jazz’s hottest acts comes to town to headline Jazz Fest 49 at the Weidner Center on January 26, that’s likely a good thing,” reports Andrew Kruse-Ross for Frankly Green Bay. Buy tickets.

UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest 49 is Jan. 26, 2019

“With an energized and ambitious jazz faculty at UW-Green Bay, a successful 6:30 Concert Series, and concert venues like the east side’s Blue Opus friendly to jazz, it’s plain to see that jazz culture is on the rise in Green Bay. And, as one of contemporary jazz’s hottest acts comes to town to headline Jazz Fest 49 at the Weidner Center on January 26, that’s likely a good thing,” reports Andrew Kruse-Ross for Frankly Green Bay.

The Bad Plus is featured guest for Jazz Fest 49, Saturday, Jan. 26

The Bad Plus will be the featured guest artist for UW-Green Bay’s historic Jazz Fest 49 and will be performing at the Weidner Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. With their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop and classical music, The Bad Plus has earned a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the University Ticketing and Information Center located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union.

Triple Jazzfest to take place on UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on Monday, Nov. 19

Triple Jazzfest will be coming to UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the University Theater. Wade Heinen’s Jazz Ensemble I from South High School will open the festivities, Associate Lecturer Paul Sucherman (Music) will lead the Jazz Ensemble of UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus and Jeff Schieble’s Generations Big Band will be featured as a special guest group. Box office opens at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and are free to all students with a college ID.

Mark your calendars! Triple Jazz Festival to be performed at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on Nov. 19

The Triple Jazz Festival will be performed at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the University Theater. Performances will include the South High School Jazz Ensemble I, led by Mr. Wade Heinen, the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Jazz Ensemble led by Associate Lecturer Paul Sucherman (Music) and special guest group Jeff Schieble’s Generations Big Band. The community is invited to enjoy live jazz music performed by some of the best in the area. Tickets are $10 for adults and free to all students with a college ID. For more information, contact Associate Prof. Christy Talbott (Music) at christy.talbott@uwc.edu.

 

Jazz Fest 48

Photos: Jazz Fest 48

UW-Green Bay hosted its 48th annual Jazz Fest, a celebration of all things jazz, on Saturday (Jan. 27, 2018). One of the oldest of its kind in Wisconsin, Jazz Fest 48 encompassed a full day of student performances, clinics and master classes. The festival culminated in student performances followed by the professional Green Bay Jazz Orchestra with special guest jazz vocalist, Janet Planet.

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Jazz Fest 2018

– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communication Intern

Fox 11 covers Janet Planet’s return to the Weidner

Jazz singer Janet Planet is headlining UW-Green Bay’s Jazz Fest 48 this weekend. The 48th edition of the festival begins Saturday with student performances, clinics and master classes. At 6 p.m., students will take to the Weidner Center stage for performances. At 7 p.m., the professional Green Bay Jazz Orchestra, along with vocalist Janet Planet, perform. Fox 11 covered the story.

Phoenix Friday is back in full force with a Chartwells discount

Phoenix Friday is back, and so are the savings. On Jan. 26, all drinkware is 25% off at The Phoenix Bookstore. Chartwells is getting on board this semester with 15% off total purchases at both The Garden Cafe and Rosewood Cafe locations IF you show your Phoenix Pride by wearing your Phoenix apparel. Need something to do Friday night? The red-hot Green Bay women’s basketball team hosts UIC at the Kress Center Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. The Phoenix (17-2) is ranked No. 22/21 in the polls this week. Wonder is playing at Cheapseats and Jerry Seinfeld is at the Weidner Center. Also this weekend, Jazz Fest 48 starring Janet Planet at the Weidner Center, on Saturday, Jan. 27.