JAZZ STUDIES

17th annual JazzFest 2019
Tuesday-Friday, March 19-22

The Music and Legacy of Bill Evans
Featuring 2019 Bittle Jazz Artist-in-Residence, pianist David Thompson

A resident of Medina, Ohio, pianist David Thompson was introduced to jazz pianist Bill Evans as a teen and calls it the “defining moment in my life in terms of experiencing such beauty revealed and expressed in such a powerful way.  That was the day I began to play the piano again.” 

Thompson is the 2019 Bittle Jazz Artist-in-Residence, made possible by UA’s Bittle Jazz Residency, generously supported by Frances Yates Bittle.  

Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. 
Jazz Combos and Lab Band

Guzzetta Recital Hall
Featuring works by Bill Evans. Free.

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
Movie Night!
Guzzetta Recital Hall
Special showing of the documentary film, Bill Evans, Time Remembered.  
With music and introductory remarks by Bittle Artist David Thompson.  Free.

Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
Thompson and Faculty Jazz Combo
Stage Door at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St.
$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with Zip Card. 330-253-2488, uaevents.com.

Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Thompson and Student Big Band
Stage Door at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St.
$12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with Zip Card. 330-253-2488, uaevents.com.

 

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With 14 bacculaureate degrees and 6 graduate degrees, UA's School of Music offers aspiring musicians opportunities to study with renowned faculty, gain access to master classes in a variety of areas, and perform in venues throughout the world.