The concert for the 35th Annual Northwest College Jazz Festival, featuring Vertical Voices and the Dana Landry Quartet, begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Powell High School Auditorium.
The NWC Jazz Festival is a two-day noncompetitive opportunity for vocal and instrumental jazz groups at all levels of proficiency. The choirs are scheduled to perform in the Yellowstone Building, and bands will perform in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
The evening concert starts with performances by the Northwest College Studio Singers, NWC Jazz Band I and the Wyoming All-State Jazz Choir.
Next, the festival features the professional vocal jazz group Vertical Voices. In 2010, after releasing their critically acclaimed album "Vertical Voices: The Music of Maria Schneider," Julia Dollison and Kerry Marsh joined forces with Jennifer Barnes and Greg Jasperse to form a vocal quartet.
The evening closes with a performance by the Dana Landry Quartet with Kenyon Brenner. Pianist Dana Landry, guitarist Steve Kovalcheck, bassist Erik Applegate and drummer Jim White have been performing, recording and touring together for more than a decade.
Concert tickets cost $28 and may be purchased by calling 307-254-6425 or stopping by Room 16 of the Nelson Performing Arts Center. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.
Northwest Jazz Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
To learn more about the Jazz Festival and guest performers, visit http://nwc.edu/sites/music/festivals/northwest-jazz-festival.html.