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Jazz at Princeton University presents the inaugural Princeton University Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The world’s newest jazz festival, a day-long, free, outdoor lineup of today’s top jazz stars coming together in exciting formations and alongside Princeton University’s exceptional student jazz ensembles, will take place 12PM-6:30PM on Alexander Beach, outside Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus.
The festival will culminate with headliner Dave Holland, the multi GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, alongside Princeton University Jazz Small Group I in a ticketed concert.
The following events are free and unticketed:
12-1PM: Small Group X with Special Guest Joel Frahm, saxophone
1:20-2:20PM: Small Group A with Tia Fuller, saxophone and Ingrid Jensen, trumpet
2:40-3:40PM: Charenée Wade Quartet with Wade on vocals, Oscar Perez, piano, Paul Beaudry, bass, and Darrell Green, drums
4-5PM: Pedrito Martinez Group with Martinez on percussion and lead vocals, Isaac Delgado Jr. keyboards/vocals, Sebastian Natal, electric bass/vocals, and Jhair Sala, percussion
5:20-6:30PM: Donny McCaslin Quartet with McCaslin on saxophones, Jason Lindner, keyboards, Jonathan Maron, bass, and Zach Danziger, drums
This event is ticketed:
8PM: Dave Holland, bass and Princeton University Jazz Small Group I
“We are very excited to launch this new festival bringing together a wide array of today’s most creative and accomplished jazz artists performing with our remarkably talented students. A full afternoon of diverse, free concerts capped by an evening with the legendary Dave Holland – it promises to be a fantastic day of music, as well as an opportunity for the community at large to come together and enjoy what we hope will become an annual tradition.” -Rudresh Mahanthappa