Jazz Festival

Friends University’s Jazz Festival 2017 runs February 17 and 18, 2017. Below are the ticketed events, a full schedule of events and a poster.

Headliner Concert 1: Friends University Jazz Vocal Ensemble Concert with Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Directed by Jennifer Barnes
Feb. 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Sebits Auditorium
$9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students

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Headliner Concert 2: Friends University Jazz Ensemble I with Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Feb. 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Sebits Auditorium
$9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students

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All other daytime events are free and open to the public.

Full Schedule of Events

Sebits AuditoriumTimeRoom C-6Room E-3
8:00-8:45Eisenhower HS 8:15-9:00TBAWichita Trinity HS
8:45-9:30Circle HS9:00-9:45Andover Central MSPrairie Hills MS
9:30-10:15Augusta HS9:45-10:30Mulvane HSWichita Southeast HS
10:15-11:00Sterling HS10:30-11:15Nickerson HSClearwater HS
11:00-11:45Great Bend HS11:15-12:00Wamego HSWinfield HS
11:45-12:45Concert with Friends University Jazz Ensembles and guest artists
1:00-1:45Derby HS1:00-1:45Larned HSGoddard MS
1:45-2:30Goddard HS1:45-2:30Buhler HSWichita East HS
2:30-3:15 Smoky Valley HS2:30-3:15South HSHeights HS
3:15-4:00Ponca City HS
7:30Concert with Friends University Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Sebits AuditoriumTimeRoom C-6Room E-3
12:15-1:00Andover Central HS1:00-1:45Friends Wed. ComboFriends Tues Combo
1:00-1:45HCC Jazz Ensemble1:45-2:30Andover Central JVValley Center HS
1:45-2:30Latin Drumming and Percussion clinic with Maqueque
2:30-3:15JCCC Jazz EnsembleFriends U. SoulsticeFriends Thursday combo
3:15-4:00Dodge City HSTBAFriends Jazz II
7:30Friends University Jazz Ensemble I, Jane Bunnett with Maqueque


Jazz Festival Poster 2017


To hear some sample music by Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, view the following videos:


“Whalum, Bunnett & Greene Steal the show at Litchfield Jazz Fest” … “But there were 2 absolute show-stealers at Litchfield”
“A major surprise was Jane Bunnett’s new sextet, Maqueque. In only its second performance in the United States, Maqueque entranced listeners with a clave-induced set of Afro-Cuban, booty-shaking world jazz that would have made Dizzy smile. Here’s the hook: Bunnett, who has long been inspired by the music of Cuba, traveled to the island nation and recruited this band of young, killer female musicians. Three are still in school, but all play and sing like seasoned veterans. The music is a real treat and so is their new recording, Maqueque (Justin Time), coming out on Sept. 9.” —Frank Alkyer (Down Beat Magazine Editor)

For more reviews visit the Jane Bunnett and Maqueque reviews page.