The 18th annual Penn State Jazz Festival will include workshops and masterclasses with outstanding guest artists, appearances by high school jazz bands, and two gala concerts featuring the guest artists and Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble.

Guest artists include Jon Faddis, trumpet; Tim Warfield Jr., saxophone; Steve Rudolph, piano; Bob Hart, bass; and Marko Marcinko, drums. They will join to present an all-star jazz combo concert on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m., and will return to the stage to perform with Centre Dimensions on Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening concerts are $4.99 general admission/free for students. No advance ticket purchase is available. Ticket sale (cash only) begins 45 minutes prior to the concerts in the lobby. These concerts will also be available via livestream at CW Studios.

The Penn State Jazz Festival is sponsored by the University Park Allocation Committee (UPAC) and Penn State Jazz Educators Club.

Download a copy of the festival program here.