Nov. 6: Free noon concert the high point of day-long school jazz bands festival at WSU

Patrick-Sheng-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public jazz concert at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Bryan Hall will highlight the day-long Washington State University Jazz Festival.

Sixteen visiting high school and middle school jazz bands from Washington and Idaho will perform and participate in clinics in Kimbrough Hall during the 21st annual event.

Patrick-Sheng-250The noon concert will feature saxophonist and WSU alumnus Patrick Sheng, director of jazz studies at McNeese State University, performing with the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band and faculty soloists.

The faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest will conclude the festival in an afternoon concert in Kimbrough. The group includes saxophonists Greg Yasinitsky and Dave Hagelganz, trumpeter David Turnbull, pianist Brian Ward, guitarist Brad Ard, bassist Dave Snider and drummer Dave Jarvis.

A jam and after-party with Sheng on saxophone will be 9-11 p.m. at Rico’s Public House, 200 E. Main St., Pullman for those age 21 and over; no cover charge.

For more information, see



Brian Ward, coordinator of jazz studies, WSU School of Music,, 509-335-7934

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