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UNLV Jazz Presents Fall Jazz Festival Nov. 27-29

The festival features the award-winning UNLV Jazz Ensembles, as well as acclaimed guest saxophonist Bob Sheppard.
Arts and Culture  |  Nov 22, 2017  |  By Jennifer Vaughan
Media Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702-895-1575
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The award-winning UNLV Jazz Ensembles perform as part of the UNLV Jazz Festival Nov. 27-29 in the Black Box Theatre, featuring special guest saxophonist Bob Sheppard.

Nov. 27 - UNLV's Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Uli Geissendoerfer, & Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Janet Tyler, perform.

Nov. 28 - UNLV's Jazz Ensemble I, conducted by Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, and Jazz Ensemble II, conducted by Adam Schroeder, perform with guest jazz saxophonist Bob Sheppard.

Nov. 29 - The UNLV Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Julian Tanaka, the Jazz Guitar Ensemble, directed by Jake Langley, and the Jazz Ensemble III, conducted by Michael Spicer, perform.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Discounts are available. Tickets are available through the Performing Arts Center box office at or 702-895-ARTS (2787).

Bob Sheppard
Over the course of an extraordinarily diverse career that has made him a first-call musician in the realms of jazz, pop, and the studio worlds, multi-woodwind specialist Sheppard always has let his array of saxophones, flutes, and clarinets do the talking. Superstar names highlight his resume, and jazz critics have been raving about him as both a sideman and leader for years, but such praise is simply a byproduct of Sheppard´s years of steady work and dedication to his craft. Over the years, he has toured with Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs, and brought his diverse talents to more recent performances with James Taylor, Natalie Cole, and Queen Latifah and most notably with the legendary Joni Mitchell on her four-disc set and her 2007 Grammy-winning, Shine.

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