PORTALES--Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Music will host its 13th annual Jazz Fest on March 21-22 in the Music Building on the Portales campus.
It is free and open to the public.
Special guests will be Chad Eby, the Onate High School Jazz Band, and the Clovis High School Jazz Band.
Eby, associate professor of jazz saxophone at the University of North Carolina in Greensborough, will give a master class on jazz improvisation at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Music Building. Those interested in performing should bring their instrument.
At 7 p.m. on March 21 the Onate High School Jazz Band and the ENMU Faculty Jazz Combo will perform. The ENMU Faculty Jazz Combo consists of Neil Rutland, instructor of percussion, Travis Erwin, instructor of guitar, with Eby as special guest.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, the Clovis High School Jazz Band, the ENMU Student Jazz Combo, and the ENMU Jazz Band will perform. Both ENMU ensembles are under the instruction of ENMU faculty member Ann Bradfield, professor of jazz and saxophone and Jazz Fest director.
Both concerts will be held in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building.
For more information, call Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377.