UNLV’s jazz research studies program has, for the ninth successive year, been invited to go to the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. The celebration, which draws leading student musicians from all over the world, will be held March 9-11 in Monterey, California.
UNLV jazz students will be amongst the exceptional university ensembles from across the country performing in one of the most distinguished celebrations for young jazz artists.
“We are exceptionally happy with our talented and gifted trainees,” stated Dave Loeb, director of UNLV jazz studies.
UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, performed by Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, in addition to the UNLV Formality Trio, were picked through a rigorous audition procedure by a distinguished panel of judges to complete in the College Big Band and Open Combination divisions, respectively.
The UNLV Joe Williams Every Day Foundation Scholarship Jazz Combination was invited to participate as special guest performers.
In addition, UNLV Jazz Ensemble I tied for initially in the College Big Band division at last year’s occasion, and was invited to perform at the distinguished Monterey Jazz Celebration kept in September 2017.
The UNLV jazz research studies program has been active for more than 45 years. Because its creation, allure program has gotten outstanding reviews from critics, including a luxury score from the worldwide appreciated jazz publication, DownBeat magazine.
With more than 20 recordings to its credit, the UNLV Jazz Ensemble has performed throughout the U.S., consisting of the Hawaii International Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Celebration, the Kennedy Center, and the Village Lead.