2022 UNC•GREELEY
JAZZ FESTIVAL

April 21-23, 2022

The largest event of its kind in the nation, the UNC•Greeley Jazz Festival brings together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians, and over 250 college, high school, and middle school big bands, combos, and jazz vocal groups from across the country. Each year, over 7,500 participants enjoy main stage concerts, after-hours sessions, non-competitive daytime performances, and educational workshops.

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Sheila Jordan
Kings Return

SHEILA JORDAN
with UNC Jazz Lab Band I
KINGS RETURN

Thursday, April 21, 2022
4:30pm & 7:30pm

Vocal Revolution: A Jazz & Gospel Remix packs a punch as vocal masters and musical styles collide. NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, “the singer with the millon-dollar ears,” commands the stage with UNC’s own Jazz Lab Band I, and Internet-sensation vocal group Kings Return, known for singing in stairwells, mixes it up with their masterful blend of classical, jazz, gospel, and R&B.


Thursday, April 21, 2022, 4:30 PM


Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:30 PM


Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:30 PM
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Bobby Sanabria
The Pedrito Martinez Group

LATIN JAZZ EXPLOSION!
BOBBY SANABRIA  
with UNC Jazz Lab Band I
THE PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP

Friday, April 22, 2022
4:30pm & 7:30pm

In an onslaught of rhythm and percussion, Latin Jazz Explosion storms in to get the hall jumpin’ to high-energy Latin dance music. Afro-Cuban band the Pedrito Martinez Group, “the real thing,” and legendary drummer Bobby Sanabria, with UNC Jazz Lab Band I, build up the excitement in this musical explosion.


Friday, April 22, 2022, 4:30 PM


Friday, April 22, 2022, 7:30 PM


Friday, April 22, 2022, 7:30 PM
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Zaremba Jazz Fellowship
Wayne Bergeron

ZAREMBA JAZZ FELLOWSHIP
WITH WAYNE BERGERON

Saturday, April 23, 2022
4:30pm

To close the festival, the Zaremba Jazz Fellowship and renowned trumpeter Wayne Bergeron join forces for a musical collaboration based on Zaremba’s debut big band album, Reunion. The Fellowship creates a melodic and eclectic large jazz ensemble experience featuring Drew’s compositions and reimaginations of jazz standards, Chopin classics, and Pink Floyd hits.


Saturday, April 23, 2022, 4:30 PM


Saturday, April 23, 2022, 4:30 PM
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SCHOOL PERFORMANCE CLINICS

April 21-23, 2022
UNC Campus and Online

Open to all levels from elementary school through college/university and semi-professional groups, the festival hosts a wide array of ensembles in a non-competitive environment. Groups may register in four categories: big bands, combos, vocal jazz groups, and vocal soloists. All groups receive recorded comments and a feedback clinic from some of our 40 artist/clinicians (college big bands receive recorded comments only). Choose from either an In-person clinic on the University of Northern Colorado Campus or a virtual clinic on Zoom. Each day, several educational workshops on topics ranging from improvisation and arranging to vocal and instrumental techniques are offered by the artist/clinicians and our main stage artists.

Clinics will be offered both in-person and online

What's Included

  • A 30-minute performance slot for instrumental ensembles and a 15-minute performance slot for vocal ensembles.
  • Feedback comments and a feedback clinic (K-12 ensembles only) .
  • Access to the Jazz Festival Workshops and After Hours Jam Sessions.

Registration Instructions

  1. Register your ensemble and pay the $296 fee.
  2. Submit your ensemble scheduling and information form provided in your confirmation email.
  3. Login to your portal to view your ensemble's schedule, parking assignments, and more.