The Coe College Jazz Summit will observe its 25th year with a Grand Finale Concert on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. This year's guest artist is Marques Carroll, a highly regarded trumpet player in the Chicago jazz scene and a music educator. Middle school and high school jazz bands from across the Midwest are participating in the 2016 Jazz Summit. Award winners will be recognized during the Grand Finale Concert intermission.
Tickets to the concert are available at the door or by calling the Coe Box Office at 319-399-8600 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Prices are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.
The Grand Finale concert is the climax of a three-day jazz festival and seminar, held Feb. 25 - 27. Events held annually include concerts, workshops and a jazz band competition with awards. Over the years, this festival has grown to include nearly 2,000 musicians from across the Midwest.
Along with Carroll, the concert will feature the Coe College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Steve Shanley.
The Coe College Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of music, including pieces by Duke Ellington, Cannonball Adderley, Pat Metheny and Patty Darling.