Thursday Nights at Meads Corner – WILLIAM FLYNN
WSU's very own Guitar professor William Flynn hosts a regular evening every 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of the month at Mead's Corner Coffee House. Regular guests have included Mark Foley, Bass, Jason Whitmore, Saxophone, Addison Frei, piano, Steve Hatfield, drums, and many others. Free
November 21, 2013 – JACOB WISE TRIO
November 21, 2013 – METTA QUINTET
November 24, 2013 – DOUG WALTER
We kick off our percussion-themed year with Doug Walter with the WSU Faculty Jazz Quintet. Doug has recorded (on drum set and vibes) with Michael Pagàn, the UNT 1:00 Lab Band, the Modest Jazz Trio, the Lawless Jazz ensemble, The CU Jazz Asylum Faculty Quintet, the DAD Trio and the Doug Walter Vibraphone Trio. He is Professor of Percussion at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is the only marimba and vibraphone artist to have won First Prize in the Concert Artists Guild Competition in NYC. Miller Concert Hall, Wichita State University, 3pm.
April 25, 2013 – Wichita State University Jazz Invitational
Wichita State University is proud to host the annual Jazz Invitational. With renovated facilities, WSU is excited to host the best and brightest of emerging young jazz talent from around the region. Band directors are invited to have their big bands perform for a panel of distinguished judges consisting of invited clinicians, WSU Jazz faculty, and other jazz personalities. Bands also have the opportunity to work directly with clinicians in coaching sessions following their performance. Come out to this free event at WSU, happening all day on Friday!
April 23 – 26, 2013 – 2013 WICHITA JAZZ FESTIVAL
The annual Wichita Jazz Festival will host celebrated jazz artists to be announced very soon. This year's theme is percussion, and we are excited about some very big names in the jazz world who will be joining us!
We are excited to announce that we'll be expanding the educational component of the festival to include more of the area's local talent, and to increase the contact between local players, our guest artists and clinicians, and young jazz musicians from the community and the region. Check back very soon for more information on educational events for this year!
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