For a high-energy jazz show before a packed house, look no farther than downtown Fort Smith, where the University’s premier instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles mix it up for a thousand-plus jazz fans at a time – not once but twice during the Season of Entertainment. Both audition-based and faculty-led, the Jazz Band, under Matt Vangjel, and the Jazz Catz, under Don Bailey, have performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and The Manhattan Transfer. Enjoy the Jazz Band’s journey from vintage to contemporary, and see for yourself why the Jazz Catz sang at Carnegie Hall.
UAFS Jazz Band directed by: Dr. Matt Vangjel
Jazz Catz directed by: Mr. Don Bailey
Director of Jazz Studies
- Nov. 19, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
- Apr. 8, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
- Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center (Fort Smith Convention Center)