Community Jazz Showcase Concert | 7:30pm | Long Center for the Performing Arts | Free
Jazz Bands from Harrison High School, Jefferson High School, McCutcheon High School and West Lafayette High School. Performance by the Purdue Jazz Band. Featuring festival artist-in-residence Rob Parton, trumpet & educator.
Friday, January 22
DIVA Jazz Orchestra | 8:00pm | Loeb Playhouse | Tickets required: www.convocations.org
Led by energetic drummer Sherrie Maricle, DIVA exudes the excitement and force found in the historic big band tradition. With New York as their home base, DIVA performs all over the world, playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz composed and arranged to fit the individual personalities and styles of the musicians themselves. Audiences can expect an explosive performance packed with unique improvisation, spontaneity and an emphasis on fun.
Saturday, January 23
High School and Middle School Jazz Bands & Combos | 8:00am-6:00pm | Purdue Memorial Union, Stewart Center and Pao Hall | Free |