UofL Jazz Ensemble I will hold a concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 5, in Comstock Hall in honor of the retiring John LaBarbera. 

LaBarbera, a longtime professor of Jazz Studies and Grammy-nominated performer, is retiring in May after 23 years at UofL. His retirement celebration is a show not to be missed. In addition to Jazz Ensemble I, alumni and faculty will perform as well as surprise jazz musician guests.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and $5 for students with a student ID. They are available at the School of Music box office or by calling 502-852-6907. All proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship in LaBarbera’s honor.

Erica Walsh
Erica Walsh is the marketing director for the Office of Communications and Marketing. Her job lets her share UofL’s good news in all avenues of communications including UofL Magazine, advertising, content marketing and branding. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast. Prior to her career in higher education communications she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. Red is one of her favorite colors and it’s a good thing, too, because she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in communication from UofL.