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THE FISCH HAUS JAZZ SERIES

The Wichita Jazz Festival is excited to be partnering with the Fisch Haus Gallery to bring you this year's Fisch Haus Tuesday Nights Jazz Series in March.  The first concert is "student night" and features groups from Bethel College, Friends University, and Wichita State University.  Check the Fisch Haus website for more information by clicking here.

April 7, 2015 – Fisch Haus Jazz Series I

Brandon Blackburn

April 14, 2015 – Fisch Haus Jazz Series II

Nick Schroeder with Joel Linscheid. Check the Fisch Haus website for more information by clicking here.

April 21, 2015 – Fisch Haus Jazz Series III

Student night! Featuring groups from Bethel College, Friends University, and Wichita State University. Check the Fisch Haus website for more information by clicking here.

April 28, 2015 – Fisch Haus Jazz Series IV

Steve Poorman. Check the Fisch Haus website for more information by clicking here.

Wichita Jazz Festival Preview

Watermark Books hosts a Wichita Jazz Festival preview concert Saturday April 18th at 1:00 p.m. featuring the seven-piece Wichita Jazz Festival Sessions band. The group is part of a new program launched this year by the Wichita Jazz Festival that offers top area high school musicians an eight-week jazz education and performance program culminating in an appearance at this year's headlining Festival concert. The program is led by William Flynn, guitar professor at Wichita State University, and local jazz musicians and educators Bill Harshbarger and Gray Bishop, The performance will be opened by KMUW FM 89.1 jazz host Chris Heim, who will speak briefly about the month-long Billie Holiday centennial birthday and Jazz Appreciation Month features on KMUW, some of the new writing and research on Billie Holiday, and this year's Wichita Jazz Festival events.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218

2015 WICHITA JAZZ FESTIVAL - April 23-24

"WJF Sessions" All-Star Combo, Addison Frei, piano, with the Matt Otto Quartet

Wichita Art Museum, Thursday, April 23 2015, 7:00pm

WAM's Thursday concert opens with a showcase of WJF's educational work. An All-Star combo made up of area high school students has been working with WJF personnel and will present as the opening act for Thursday night. Check out the best of Wichita's youngest jazz talent!

Thursday night continues as we feature one of today's brightest young jazz pianists, Addison Frei. 

Thursday's concert continues with the venerable Matt Otto on saxophone with his quartet. 

$10 TICKETS AT THE DOOR

WSU Jazz Arts Ensemble I, 2015 WSU Jazz Invitational Combo Winner, 2015 WSU Jazz Invitational Big Band Winner, and the People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City

Miller Concert Hall, Friday, April 24 2015, 7:30 pm

Our Friday night concert closes the 2015 WSU Jazz Invitational, featuring the winning combo and big band of the competition, the WSU Jazz Arts Ensemble, and The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City! 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!