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Performing Arts - Music

Faculty Jazz Ensemble

7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Westbrook Music Building Room: 119
Additional Info: WMB
Brian Reetz, (402) 472-6865,
The UNL Jazz Studies Area in the Glenn Korff School of Music is proud to welcome to campus a living legend of the tenor saxophone…JERRY BERGONZI.

Thanks to a generous support of Chateau Development, LLC we are please to welcome Mr. Bergonzi for a clinic on February 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. and a featured concert with the faculty rhythm section (Eric Hitt, Tom Larson and Dave Hall) Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Bergonzi has performed throughout the world at all the major jazz festivals and jazz venues, with his own ensembles as well as with numerous jazz greats. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. His discography includes more than 60 recordings, notably Standard Gonz with the Jerry Bergonzi Quartet on the Blue Note label; he also has 60 recorded song titles registered with ASCAP.

As a clinician Bergonzi has taught at conservatories and music schools throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is the author of a series of instructional books with play-along CDs and videos, entitled Inside Improvisation, published by Advance Music (seven volumes: Melodic Structures, Pentatonics, Jazz Line, Melodic Rhythms, Thesaurus of Intervallic Melodies, Developing a Jazz Language, and Hexatonics), as well as the book/CD set Sound Advice. The Inside Improvisation series is now available in French, German, and Italian translations.

Bergonzi is a three-time NEA grant recipient. He has his B.A., music education, from University of Lowell. He is the Founder of Not Fat records (six releases to date) and had recordings on Blue Note, Red, Not Fat, Concord, Atlantic, Label Bleu, Enja, Columbia, Deux Z, Denon, Canyon, Cadence, Musidisc, Ram, Ninety One, Freelance. He is also a sought after private instruction of 30 years.

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Please help spread the word and be sure not to miss out on perhaps the greatest jazz saxophonist of his generation!!!

Comprised of the some of the nation’s finest performers and educators, the UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble drew national attention in 2010 with their appearance on the NET Television and Glenn Korff School of Music program Jazz Cabaret, which has been viewed by millions. The program captured the versatility and creativity audiences have come to expect from the group. From unique arrangements of jazz and popular standards to original works, the UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble present a varied and exciting program. Active as clinicians and educators the group brings its “Mobile Jazz Classroom” to schools throughout the midwest.

To learn more about the UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble, the UNL Jazz Studies program or the “Mobile Jazz Classroom” please visit the Jazz Studies website at:

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