Bassist Christian McBride to headline University of Louisville Jazz Fest


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride will headline this year’s Jazz Fest from Feb. 27 to March 1 at the University of Louisville School of Music.

    Kicking off the Jazz Fest, Brazilian guitarist Bruno Mangueira will perform his compositions for guitar, jazz ensembles and orchestra, Thursday, Feb. 27. Tickets for the Thursday performance are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with valid ID.

    On Friday, Feb. 28, the performers are The Christian McBride Trio. McBride also will perform with and direct UofL’s Jazz Ensemble. Trumpeter Sean Jones will play with the UofL Jazz Ensemble and the Faculty Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, March 1.

    General admission for the Friday and Saturday events is $15 per day. Student tickets are only $5 with a valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased in the School of Music lobby. Call 502-852-6907 with additional ticket purchase inquires.

    All concerts start at 8 p.m. and will be in the Margaret Comstock Concert Hall.

    Other events during Jazz Fest include clinics by guest artists, festival judges, Jamey Aebersold and UofL faculty and a contest for regional school jazz ensembles.

    Jazz Fest is part of UofL’s celebration of diversity and its observance of African American History Month.

    For more information, contact Mike Tracy, 502-852-6032 or go to the Jazz Fest website.

    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.