More than 600 junior and senior high students will be on the University of Wyoming campus Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, to participate in the 2015 UW Jazz Festival. Students will receive instruction at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

The UW Department of Music Jazz Studies sponsors the event that brings together students to perform and participate in clinics led by renowned jazz educators. Concerts featuring UW student groups, UW jazz faculty members and world-class guest artists highlight the festival.

Two of the jazz festival’s artists and guest clinicians also will perform Thursday and Saturday evenings as part of UW’s Cultural Programs Series. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton, a six-time Grammy nominee, will perform Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts concert hall. Lonnie Smith, a jazz organist, will perform Saturday, March 28, in the Performing Arts concert hall, also at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for each concert cost $23 for the public, $19 for senior citizens and $10 for students. For tickets and information, call (307) 766-6666, visit, the Wyoming Union information desk or the Performing Arts box office.

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