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Huntington International Jazz Festival
June 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 10:15 pmFree
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Marshall University’s Summer Jazz Camp students perform in select groups as the grand ambassadors of the inaugural Huntington International Jazz Festival.
The Bob Thompson Group
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
West Virginia’s very own Jazz legend Bob Thompson brings his all-star jazz group to open the Huntington International Jazz Festival.
The Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The inaugural Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition opens up with the first segment: Piano Trio: New Orleans Heritage and the second segment Piano trio: Plus One.
The Marsalis Family Quintet
9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
NEA Jazz Masters Ellis, Jason, Branford, and Delfeayo Marsalis open the inaugural Huntington International Jazz Festival with special guests.
Marshall is hosting the jazz competition and festival in partnership with the Nu Jazz Agency, an international jazz music management, marketing, promotions, booking, distribution and arts consulting company. For more information on the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition, visit: www.jazzpianocompetition.org For a full schedule of events for the festival please visit huntingtonjazzfest.org