Willamette Presents Its 20th Annual Jazz Festival

Willamette University will hold its 20th annual Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 10, featuring 28 bands. Performances start at 8:30 a.m. culminating with the headliner -­ jazz bassist Ray Brown - ­ at 8 p.m. in Smith Auditorium.

All activities during the day are free and open to the public. Tickets are needed for the evening performance with Ray Brown. Prices are as follows: $18 for first-floor reserved seating, $15 for balcony seating, $12 for first-floor wing seating, and $10 for general admission first-floor seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Willamette's Music Department at 503-370-6255.

Prior to the evening performance, Ray Brown will give a personal perspective on jazz music at 4 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. This presentation is free and open to the public.

In addition to Ray Brown, the evening concert will feature the Willamette Jazz Band and two outstanding jazz bands from earlier in the day.