September 26 Thru October 1, 2022

The UCO Jazz Lab will host the Fifth annual UCO Edmond Jazz Festival Sept 26 - Oct 1. This year we are thrilled to feature current and past Jazz trends. Please join us as we celebrate the diversity of jazz music. 

Monday, September 26 @ 7pm · Free w/Student ID · $15 Tickets Online

UCO Student Jazz Ensembles I and IV w/ Edmond Sanat Fe High School

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Edmond Santa Fe High School Jazz Ensemble with Director Tony Romano will open up for Jazz Ensemble IV - Director Zac Lee, and Jazz Ensemble I - Director Brian Gorrell. We are thrilled to share the Santa Fe Jazz tradition with the UCO community. GO WOLVES! It will be a great evening of Big Band Jazz music.


Tuesday, September 27 @ 7pm · Free w/Student ID · $15 Tickets Online

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

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Edmond Memorial High School Jazz Band with Director Jeff Jahnke will open up for Central's Award winning Jazz Ensembles III -Director - Ryan Sharp, and Jazz Ensemble 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. HEY BULLDOGS!


Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm · Free w/Student ID · $15 Tickets Online

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 29 @ 7pm · Free


Open Jam Session with 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 30 @ 7:30pm · $40 Registration Online

Evening with Jazz Ensemble I: Celebrating 20 years at the UCO Jazz Lab

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An event to honor all of the individuals that continue to inspire the vision of the UCO Jazz Lab. Presidents, deans, chairs, directors, students, donors, etc… will all be in attendance to celebrate the continued success of the UCO Jazz Lab. A fundraiser for the Jazz Studies Support fund, proceeds will be matched 3:1 by a generous donor. Performances by UCO Jazz Ensemble I and faculty members will showcase the ever-expanding talent that the UCO Jazz Lab attracts.


Saturday, October 1 @ 8:30pm · $45 VIP & $35 General Admission Tickets Online

Headliner: Jeffery Smith

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Come out and enjoy Billboard Top Ten Jazz Guitarist "Jeffery Smith". Jeffery will be performing original songs that have over a million views on Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube.



Brian Gorrell

Clint Rohr - Jazz Lab Director


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