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JazzFest 2023

Presented by University of Akron School of Music at Guzzetta Hall - University of Akron, Akron OH

Apr 04 - 07 2023
JazzFest 2023

JazzFest is back! Join UA students, faculty, and guests Sean Jones and Sam Blakeslee in locations throughout Akron.

JazzFest is back! Join UA students, faculty, and guests Sean Jones and Sam Blakeslee in locations throughout Akron. Jones is chair of Jazz Studies at Peabody Institute and an international touring artist. Blakeslee (MM ’13) is “a name to keep in mind as an upcoming creative, contemporary, and, more importantly, engaging composer, no matter the musical setting” (jazz bassist Rufus Reid).
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. – Jones and Blakeslee with UA faculty Theron Brown and Chris Coles | Edgar’s Restaurant, 530 Nome Ave. | $15 admission
Wednesday, April 5, 8 p.m. – Sean Jones, Sam Blakeslee, and Student Jazz Ensemble | Blu Jazz+, 47 E. Market St.| $10 general, students free with ID
Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. – Open Forum |Guzzeta Recital Hall | Free and open to the public
Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.- Synthesis: Featuring the UA Student Jazz Ensemble, UA Wind Symphony, Sean Jones and Sam Blakeslee | Stage Door at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St. | $12 general, students free with ID |

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Guzzetta Hall - University of Akron

157 University Ave., Akron, OH 44325


Parking for audience members attending evening and weekend performances is free in the E.J. Thomas Hall deck when there is not an event in that venue. Handicap-accessible parking for audience members is available in all lots, including the residential surface lot across from Guzzetta Hall.


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