Mar 17 2020
JazzFest: Student Jazz Combos (CANCELED/POSTPONED)...

JazzFest: Student Jazz Combos (CANCELED/POSTPONED)...

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


Based on recommendations from public health experts, UA has canceled all large and non-essential University events until at least April 20.

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Jazz Combos will be performing on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Guzzetta Recital Hall.  The program will include original compositions and arrangements.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact us at or 330-972-8301. 


The 18th Annual JazzFest will feature Arun Luthra, saxophone, and V. Selvaganesh, percussion, the 2020 Bittle Jazz Artists-in-Residence, generously supported by Frances Yates Bittle.

Arun Luthra is one of the premier saxophonists and composers on New York’s jazz scene, and is one of the small group of American jazz musicians of Indian heritage who have continued to explore to possibilities of fusing the modern post-bop sound with elements of Indian classical music, as well drawing from a wide variety of modern & classic musical influences to create a vibrant new sound & style.  He has performed the music of his Konnakol Jazz Project worldwide, including Japan, Italy, the U.K., Australia, and throughout the United States.

Selvaganesh is heir to one of the great musical lineages in India and one that has thrived on innovation, generation to generation. He is the son of T. H. “Vikku” Vinayakram, the Grammy Award–winning drummer who was in turn the son of another celebrated percussionist, T. R. Harihara Sarma. V. Selvaganesh continues this legacy as a film score producer and film director.  

Admission Info

Free Admission

Phone: 330-972-8301


Dates & Times

2020/03/17 - 2020/03/17

Location Info

Guzzetta Hall - University of Akron

157 University Ave., Akron, OH 44325

Parking Info

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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