September 23-28, 2019

The UCO Jazz Lab will host the fourth UCO Edmond Jazz Festival Sept. 23-28. This year we are thrilled to feature current Jazz trends. Please join us as we celebrate the diversity of jazz music. 

Monday, September 23 @ 7pm · $15

UCO Student Jazz Ensembles I and III w/ Guest Dell City High School

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Del City High School Jazz Ensemble with Director Johnny Raposa will open up for open up for Jazz Ensemble III - Director Ryan Sharp, and Jazz Ensemble I - Director Brian Gorrell. We are thrilled to share the Del City Jazz tradition with the UCO community. It will be a great evening of Big Band Jazz music.


Tuesday, September 24 @ 7pm · $15


UCO Student Jazz Ensembles II and IV w/ Guest Moore High School

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Moore High School Jazz Band with Director Clint Brown will open up for Central's Award winning Jazz Ensembles IV (Director - Zac Lee) and II (Director- Jeff Kidwell). Don't miss the first opportunity to meet and listen to all of the talented new faces of the UCO Jazz Ensembles.


Wednesday, September 25 @ 7pm · $15

The Adam Larson Quartet

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On the cutting edge of modern jazz trends the UCO Jazz Festival is thrilled to host Saxophonist Adam Larson and his quartet. A regular at 55 Bar and Smalls in New York City, Adam Larson is defining what it means to be a modern jazz saxophonist. 


Thursday, September 26 @ 7pm · Free

Brian Gorrell and Jazz Company

Free and Open Seating · Hideaway Concessions

Bring a horn and enjoy the music of Brian Gorrell and Jazz Company. The band will kick off at 7pmd and eventually open it up for guests to sit in.

Brian W. Gorrell serves as Director of Jazz Studies for the nationally respected program at the University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab in Edmond, Oklahoma. A former member of the Lawrence Welk Orchestra among many other professional accolades, Gorrell also serves as Advisor for UCO’s Master of Music in Jazz Studies and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, teaches Applied Saxophone, and directs the award winning "UCO Jazz Ensemble I".



Friday, September 27 @ 8pm · $65 tickets available by calling 405.340.8552

Headliner: Tony DeSare


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Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei. DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox.

Saturday, September 28 @ 8pm · $15

Headliner: Jay Daversa Featuring the Edmond Jazz Orchestra

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Jay Daversa with the Edmond Jazz Orchestra lead by Vince Norman. As a top studio musician in Los Angeles, Jay has performed for over 200 movies and television shows.



Brian Gorrell

Clint Rohr - Jazz Lab Director


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