‘(M)iyamoto is Black Enough’ is coming to the Weidner Center, Feb. 20

(M)iyamoto is Black Enough” is coming to the Weidner Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The show is pulling audiences out of their seats with a combination of poems and complex musical compositions that, together, speak directly and forcefully to the issues of all our times with driving and hypnotic beats. For more information and tickets, see here.

UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest celebrates 50 years | NBC 26

NBC 26 covered Jazz Fest on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, interviewing Associate Prof. Adam Gaines and previewing the highlight of the evening, The Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

More coverage of Jazz Fest:

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Final Jazz Fest a mix of, newsy, hot and annoying in Green Bay | wearegreenbay

UW-Green Bay hosts its 50th Jazz Fest | Fox 11 News

Video/photos take you back through 50 years of Jazz Fest

Looking forward to Jazz Fest 50 this Saturday, Jan. 25? Take a peek into the past through these photos capturing different Jazz Fests throughout the years, provided by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center.

Jazz Fest, the second oldest jazz festival in Wisconsin, invites middle and high school jazz bands from across the state to celebrate the joy of jazz music! In addition to workshops and classes, these bands also participate in an afternoon concert on the last day of the event. This year’s concert is on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts; this concert is free, and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. This year’s high school band guests include Ashwaubenon High School, Green Bay East High School, Pulaski Middle School, Pulaski High School, Two Rivers High School, Evansville High School, Preble High School, West DePere High School, Bay Port High School and Jefferson High School. The Jazz Fest celebration will be capped off with a concert by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Weidner Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Read more about Jazz Fest and its history here, or contact Adam Gaines at 920-465-2440 or gainesa@uwgb.edu with any questions.

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Jazz Fest Photos from Archives

– Photos provided by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center

Area physicians ready to perform, raise money for charity at annual ‘Doctors in Recital’ at UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center | wearegreenbay

“Doctors in Recital” at UW-Green Bay will feature real physicians performing with musical instruments instead of their usual medical instruments. More via Area physicians ready to perform, raise money for charity at annual ‘Doctors in Recital’ | wearegreenbay. 

Reminder: Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band coming to the Weidner Center for Jazz Fest, Jan. 25

Come see Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. New Orleans’ most celebrated modern brass band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, pairs up with The Squirrel Nut Zippers and their multi-platinum blend of 1930’s era jazz, swing and Delta blues. For these two groups, breaking molds and charting a new musical course is what helped each attain the highest level of success. An eclectic, multi-genre house party…with two sets plus collaboration. See more about the artists here. It’s all part of Jazz Fest 50!


Reminder: Annual Student Honors Recital, Feb. 8

The Annual Student Honors Recital is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 starting at 2 p.m in the Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center. The event is free and open to the public. From vocalists to saxophone players, some of UW-Green Bay’s finest student musicians will take the stage during the annual Music Student Honors Recital. UW-Green Bay faculty members choose honors recital students each fall during a juried selection process.

Northern Ireland’s Rend Collective coming to the Weidner Center, March 13

The Northern Ireland-hailing Rend Collective band is coming to the Weidner Center on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7 p.m for their “Revival Anthem” tour. Rend Collective is a band barreling down the road of authenticity and simple old-fashioned Gospel. Their sixth and newest album, “Good News,” is an invitation to all—”to lament, to remember and to share in the good news that belongs to all of us.” VIP tickets are available at $65. VIP experience includes a photo with the band, “How to Speak Northern Irish LIVE,” exclusive pre-show “Campfire” Worship Experience, a VIP Lanyard, early entry and crowd free merchandise shopping. Tickets can be purchased here.