Shorter to headline Carolina Jazz Festival
The Wayne Shorter Quartet is the headlining act for the 37th annual Carolina Jazz Festival, put on by the Jazz Studies Program at UNC. Shorter will perform Feb. 21 in Memorial Hall.
Artists in residence for this year’s festival are Rahsaan Barber, saxophone, and Roland Barber, trombone. Both artists will perform with and give clinics to student groups.
Many events are free. For those events that do require tickets, tickets are available at the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333 or at www.carolinaperformingarts.org.
Here is a brief schedule for the festival, along with some other music festivals coming up in the spring:
Feb. 19 UNC Faculty Jazz Ensemble. 4 p.m., Hill Hall Auditorium
Feb. 20 North Carolina Regional Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival. 9 a.m., Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Great Hall
Feb. 20 North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Jim Ketch, director. 7:30 p.m., Hill Hall Auditorium
Feb. 21 Fred and Gail Fearing Jazz for a Friday Afternoon, UNC Jazz Combos with Rahsaan Barber, saxophones, and Roland Barber, trombone. 4 p.m., Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall
Feb. 21 Wayne Shorter Quartet. 8 p.m., Memorial Hall. Tickets and information 919-843-3333
Feb. 21 Jazz After Hours Evening Jam Session. 10:30 p.m., West End Wine Bar, Chapel Hill
Feb. 22 Jazz Workshop with Rahsaan Barber, saxophones, and Roland Barber, trombone. 4 p.m., Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall
Feb. 22 UNC Jazz Band with Rahsaan Barber, saxophones, and Roland Barber, trombone. 8 p.m., Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall
The spring edition of the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will be held April 17-20 at the Shakori farm, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro. Tickets are now on sale. To purchase, and for artists’ lineup (to come later), visit shakorihillsgrassroots.org.
North Carolina Central University’s spring jazz festival will be held this year in conjunction with the inaugural Art of Cool Festival, to be held April 25 and 26. The NCCU Big Band and the NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform. For updates, visit www.aocfestival.org.