From Dixieland favorites and traditional jazz to contemporary fusion, the Brigham Young University Jazz Fest '92 will cater to all tastes with a series of performances Thursday through Saturday, March 5-7.
Individual tickets are $6 ($4 students, faculty and senior citizens) with $10 purchasing a pass good for all performances. They are available at the music ticket office, 3787444.The festival will open Thursday and Friday with the Dixieland rhythms of BYU's Jazz Legacy, with special guests the Salt Lake Goodtime Band and the Riverboat Ramblers. The performances, scheduled for 7 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center, will feature individual sets by the three ensembles as well as some combined numbers.
Friday and Saturday nights Synthesis, BYU's premier jazz ensemble, welcomes jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew and BYU's own saxo-pho-nist Ray Smith as soloists. The Friday performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom, while the Saturday concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
Also on Saturday the festival will offer a full day of performances in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Center, beginning at 11 a.m. with the Lembit-Leonid Jazz Duo, followed at noon by the BYU Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Lars Yorgason and the BYU Faculty Jazz Quartet. The Lembit-Leonid Duo will perform again at 1 p.m.
At 4 p.m., the BYU Jazz Lab Band directed by Darrin Richins, the BYU Jazz Ensemble directed by Steve Call and the All State High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Don Keipp will be featured. Tickets for the Madsen performances are $2.