16th UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival presented live from the University of Central Florida in Orlando
Standard Tickets: $25 • UCF Faculty & Staff: $10
FREE for students with valid I.D.
Nicholson Communication and Media auditorium, UCF Main Campus
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2023
Philly native Alexander Claffy has worked with many of his heroes including Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Harold Mabern, Kand many more. He’s recently recorded for the Verve, HighNote, Positone, RopeADope and La Reserve Record labels.
Caffy joins The Jazz Professors for Friday night’s performance.
Sarah Hanahan was recently featured in Jazz Night in America’s first-ever class of Youngbloods, a series featuring “up-and-coming jazz geniuses who are revolutionizing the genre.”
Hanahan performs with The Jazz Professors and Alex Claffy on Friday night.
One of the most acclaimed Japanese jazz musicians of his generation, trumpeter Terumasa Hino is known for his huge, powerful tone and expressive post-bop style. Emerging in the ’60s as a forward-thinking improvisor, Hino became an international star with over 100 albums in his name.
Hino will join Saturday night’s Jazz Trumpet Extravaganza.
THE JAZZ PROFESSORS
The Jazz Professors are both working music professionals in their own right and faculty members at UCF.
Jeff Rupert, saxophone
Per Danielsson, piano
Richard Drexler, bass
Bobby Koelble, guitar
Clarence Penn, drums
The Jazz Professors perform with Alex Claffy and Sarah Hanahan on Friday night.
Legendary trumpeter Leroy Jones is a member of the New Orleans Jazz Hall of Fame. He is known as the “keeper of the flame” for traditional New Orleans jazz and as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City.
Jones will join Saturday night’s Jazz Trumpet Extravaganza.