2021 UNC•GREELEY VIRTUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

April 22-23, 2021

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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School Group Performer Passes

Blue Level - $185

Includes

  • 45 minute virtual private performance & feedback clinic
  • Exclusive Access to An Electronic Wonderland and The Global Jazz Celebration live stream concerts
  • Exclusive Access to interactive virtual workshops
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Gold Level - $285

Includes & Blue Level Experiences, plus

  • Exclusive access to interactive virtual workshops 
  • Exclusive access to live virtual Q & A with headline artists
  • Exclusive access to virtual Concert Talk Backs
  • Student participation in The Global Jazz Celebration
  • Access to music for your group: UNC Jazz Press will make available a big band or a vocal group piece for you to download, print, and use with your groups in the future!
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Spectator Passes

Individuals
$25

1 Device

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School Groups
$100

10 Devices

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Seniors
$15

1 Device - 65 & Older

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Spectator Passes Include

  • Access to An Electronic Wonderland and The Global Jazz Celebration live stream concerts
  • Access to interactive virtual workshops 
  • Access to live virtual Q & A with headline artists
  • Access to virtual Concert Talk Backs

All events will be live streamed at tickets.unco.edu. Once you purchase a festival pass, the event links and event passwords will be available in your user account and via email.

 

Virtual Concerts

AN ELECTRONIC WONDERLAND

April 22, 2021 7:30 PM | Virtual Event

Featuring Ingrid Jensen and UNC Jazz Lab Band 1

Join UNC Jazz Lab Band I, Ingrid Jensen, and others in the debut of this exciting new production. Within a musical playground combining electronica and big band, we will meet the characters and explore the imagery of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
 

 
Global Jazz Celebration

THE GLOBAL JAZZ CELEBRATION

April 23, 2021 7:30 PM | Virtual Event

Featuring Delfeayo Marsalis, Wayne Bergeron, Miguel Zénon and the Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band

NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis, Wayne Bergeron, Miguel Zenon & the Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band present a concert of all-new pieces spotlighting jazz and world music traditions. Sounds and themes from five continents will be incorporated into a jazz tapestry including video appearances by musicians from around the world!


 

Virtual Educational Workshops

Hour-long workshops and master classes are presented by headlining concert artists and clinicians on topics relating to jazz, including improvisation, solo jazz singing, arranging, jazz pedagogy, music business, rehearsal techniques, and instrumental techniques. During these workshops, students, community members, and educators have the opportunity to interact with nationally renowned clinicians through music making and the sharing of historical and technical information about the great art form of jazz. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

10:00 AM Drew Zaremba, Composition Virtual Master Class
11:00 AM Rachael Price, Jazz Voice Headliner Artist Workshop
12:00 PM Glenn Kostur Virtual Master Class
2:00 PM Camille Thurman, Saxophone Headliner Artist Workshop
3:00 PM Jim White, Drums Virtual Master Class
4:00 PM Ingrid Jensen, Trumpet Headliner Artist Workshop

Friday, April 23, 2021

10:00 AM Steve Kovalcheck, Guitar Virtual Master Class
11:00 AM Miguel Zénon, Saxophone Headliner Artist Workshop
12:00 PM Greg Gisbert, Trumpet Virtual Master Class
2:00 PM Wayne Bergeron, Trumpet Headliner Artist Workshop
3:00 PM Marion Powers, Jazz Voice Virtual Master Class
4:00 PM Delfeayo Marsalis, Trombone Headliner Artist Workshop

School Group Clinics

You and your students will have a 45-minute slot with a clinician. Up to 25 minutes of this slot may be used for a performance of some type, which can include live performance by a group or soloists, a prerecorded video or remote video project shared ahead of time, or an open Q&A session. The remainder of the time after the performance portion will be used for receiving feedback and additional Q&A. 


Post-Concert Talk Backs

Following the evening performances, join fellow jazz enthusiasts and our mainstage artists in a discussion reflecting on the performance. Share your own insights, questions, and opinions in this virtual open-mic experience. Post show talkbacks will be held immediately after the performance in private Zoom sessions.