Send The UT Jazz Orchestra to Montreux
The UT Jazz Orchestra, the university’s premiere jazz ensemble, hopes to tour Europe in July 2017, with performances at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals. The North Sea Jazz Festival, in Rotterdam, is one of the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals. Contributions to this project will fund North Sea Festival tickets for Jazz Orchestra members, allowing them the opportunity to hear two full days of jazz from the best artists in the field; and will fund hotel expenses for the group while in Rotterdam.
Supporting this project will allow the students in the UT Jazz Orchestra the listening and performing experience of a lifetime. While the Jazz Orchestra, and the jazz program, has achieved remarkable stature in recent years with relatively limited resources, the program needs additional support in order to maintain and enhance its reputation. Supporting this project will put UT’s jazz program on an elevated stage, representing the university on an international level, and will allow students to hear and be inspired by the greatest jazz musicians.