UNC/Greeley Jazz Pageant gives music to group, suggestions for college kids – Greeley Tribune


Conductor Kyle Dobbins leads the South Excessive Faculty Insurgent Jazz Band from Denver throughout rehearsal Saturday on the 49th annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Pageant. (Adam Poulisse/apoulisse@greeleytribune.com)

The nation’s largest jazz competition of its type is in full swing on the College of Northern Colorado.

The 49th annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Pageant, which started Thursday and concludes Saturday, featured dozens of highschool bands in addition to top-performing artists for a weekend of music.

The campus bustled with budding musicians who dressed their greatest, their shiny brass devices in tow. Highschool bands carried out in entrance of judges who would give them suggestions and pointers.

“It offers college students the chance to expertise jazz on one other stage,” stated Kyle Dobbins, conductor for Denver South Excessive Faculty’s Insurgent Jazz Band. “They work with professionals and may be pushed in methods they’ve not but been pushed.”

Chaparral Excessive Faculty’s band carried out for judges in one of many bigger rooms. One pupil stated the suggestions is “the most effective half.”

Along with pupil performances, nationally acknowledged artists carried out in the course of the night for each college students and the general public.

Take 6 carried out Thursday, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra carried out on Friday and on Saturday, Benny Golson carried out with UNC Jazz Lab Band I.

Ben Dorighi, a freshman at Denver South Excessive Faculty, attended the jazz competition the primary time this 12 months.

“I believe it’s superb,” he stated. “It’s value listening to that suggestions to get higher and nearer to the tip objective.”

— Adam Poulisse is the go and do reporter for the Greeley Tribune. Let him know of something enjoyable happening within the space by calling him at 970-392-4440 or emailing him at apoulisse@greeleytribune.com.

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