Past Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend Events

Please see below for events that have been part of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend since 2015.

Other artists that have been featured as a part of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend have included the Oliver Lake Big Band including Josh Evans; Mixashawn's "Ghostly Trio" featuring Pheeroan akLaff and Bill Arnold; Hugh Masekela; Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra; the Bennie Maupin trio with Buster Williams; Dr. Lonnie Smith with Jonathan Kreisberg; Cedar Walton; Tina Fabrique; the Boston Jazz Repertory Orchestra directed by Bill Lowe and Carl Atkins; the Phil Woods/Ted Rosenthal duo; and Bobby Hutcherson.

Please click here for information about the 19th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend in April 2022.


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April

Wesleyan Jazz Summit [CANCELED]
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Jazz Summit celebrates the range of the music called jazz performed by the University’s own astounding teachers.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble [CANCELED]
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, perform as part of the 19th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

2019

Jim McNeely Tentet
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
GRAMMY Award-winning pianist/composer Jim McNeely's acclaimed ten-piece jazz ensemble will perform a selection of music from their album Group Therapy during their New England debut.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire to start the 18th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

2018

Celebrating 100 Years of Thelonious Monk featuring the T.S. Monk Sextet
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Bandleader T.S. Monk has "charted his own course as a composer, arranger and melodic drummer" (NPR), and concludes the 17th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend with a performance by his Sextet. The concert opens with members of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jay Hoggard, performing compositions by Thelonious Monk at 7:45pm.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble perform as part of the 17th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

2017

Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
Eli Fountain's Percussion Discussion
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Acclaimed percussionist and composer Eli Fountain performs with Professor of Music Jay Hoggard and others as part of the 16th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
Connecticut Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion"
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:30am
Crowell Concert Hall, World Music Hall, and Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall
The Wesleyan Music Department hosts the annual meeting of the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society, featuring an exploration of the world of percussion with Wesleyan ensembles.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.

2016

Jay Hoggard Harlem Hieroglyphs Ensemble
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vibraphonist, composer, and Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard '76 presents music from his new recording Harlem Hieroglyphs in celebration of 40 years since his Wesleyan senior recital.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.

2015

Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A pianist, composer, educator, author, and Artistic Director of Resonant Motion, “Noah Baerman is no stranger to aiming high” (David Adler, Village Voice). Mr. Baerman’s group will present the world premiere of his extended work The Rock and the Redemption.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, present an exciting evening of jazz repertoire by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and others.
Music Department Colloquium: Noah Baerman
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room, Music Rehearsal Hall Room 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue
Visiting Instructor in Music Noah Baerman discusses the philosophical origins and musical development of his suite The Rock and the Redemption in anticipation of its premiere on Saturday, April 25.