Green Bay Jazz Fest 2024 – The Weidner

The Sharon J. Resch Institute of Music Presents

Green Bay Jazz Fest 2024

GREEN BAY, WI – The Sharon J. Resch Institute of Music at UW-Green Bay and The Weidner are pleased to announce world-renowned jazz musician Wycliffe Gordon will headline Green Bay Jazz Fest 2024 with a live a concert featuring the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra Saturday, April 13 at The Weidner. Tickets on-sale now!

Green Bay Jazz Fest 2024 will take place April 8-13, with specially curated events celebrating all things jazz with live music, film screenings, and educational outreach to student musicians across the state. Events will take place across the UW-Green Bay campus, on-stage at The Weidner, as well as downtown at The Tarlton Theatre and Copper State Brewing Co.

In addition to the finale concert on Saturday, Wycliffe Gordon will also perform the night before (April 12) with student musicians from UW-Green Bay’s Jazz Ensemble, and the All-City Jazz Ensemble, which is made up of the best and brightest high school jazz musicians from 11 local high schools.

The festival kicks of Monday evening (April 8) at The Tarlton Theatre with an intercontinental celebration of the universal language of jazz by the faculty of the Resch Institute and Silpakorn University. Joining Green Bay’s finest to perform a night of originals and standards are guitarist Wootichai Lertsatakit and percussionist Hong Chanutr Techatananan all the way from Bangkok, Thailand.

Further highlights include a celebratory concert of Charles Mingus, Jr. (1922-1979) aptly named Mingusfest. Born in 2001 at Luna Café, Mingusfest features the same core group of musicians for over 20 years, performing Mingus’ greatest works. And don’t miss out on a screening of the 1988 biopic, Bird, directed by Clint Eastwood about the life of legendary saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker – starring Forest Whitaker. Both of these events (and more) are free to attend and open to the public.

The 2024 festival marks the 54th year of Green Bay Jazz Fest, making it the second longest running festival of its kind in Wisconsin. Founded in 1970 by Wayne Jaeckel and Lovell Ives, the festival welcomes hundreds of middle and high school students to the UW-Green Bay campus for educational and performance opportunities with professional and academic musicians each year.

Tickets for Wycliffe Gordon with the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra are on-sale now through Ticket Star

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