Annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival Starts April 24

The 44th annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival April 24-26 will bring together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians and over 250 college, high school and middle school jazz bands from across the country for main stage concerts, free after-hours sessions, daytime performances and educational workshop sessions.

This year's main-stage performances starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Colony Civic Center will include:

  • Thursday, April 24: Grammy award-winning a cappella group the Swingle Singers and the Northern Colorado Voices
  • Friday, April 25: Wayne Shorter Quartet, featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, followed by the Jazz Festival All Star Big Band (sold out)
  • Saturday, April 26: Jazz band virtuoso Christian McBride, joined by UNC Jazz Band I, plus a tribute to Ray Brown featuring special guest artists Jeff Hamilton, Larry Fuller and Christoph Luty

Tickets for main-stage performances are available through the Union Colony Civic Center box office, 701 10th Ave., by calling 970-356-5000 or at

For more information about the main-stage performers, daytime performances by school groups and free after-hours performances by UNC jazz faculty and students, visit the festival's website.