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17th 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. 23, 2024

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8 p.m.
Oliver Nelson, Jr. plays the music of Oliver Nelson with special guests

SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 2024

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8 p.m.
The Jazz Professors

9 p.m.
Akiko Tsuruga and her quintet
The Flying Horse Big Band

Oliver Nelson Jr. is depicted playing the sax next to his father's album cover 'More Blues an the Abstract Truth'

Oliver Nelson, Jr.

Oliver Nelson, Jr. plays the music of his father Oliver Nelson, including tunes from Blues and the Abstract Truth and hits like “Stolen Moments.””

Oliver will be joined by performers Antonio Hart, Jason Marsalis, Jeff Rupert, Tom Parmerter, Richard Drexler, Saul Dautch, and Charlie Silva.

Friday, February 23 • 8 p.m.

The Jazz Professors depicted in mid-20th century cartoon style


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

The Jazz Professors will also perform with Akiko Tsuruga.

Saturday, February 24 • 8 p.m.

Photo of Alex Claffy with standup bass

Akiko Tsuruga

Akiko Tsuruga performs on Hammond organ with her quintet! Joe Magnarelli on trumpet, Jerry Weldon on sax, Ed Cherry on guitar, and Byron Landham on drums.

Special appearances by the Flying Horse Big Band and The Jazz Professors.

Saturday, February 24 • 9 p.m.