Jazz trombonist Bill Watrous and brass ensembles from across western Canada are the featured performers at ArtsFest '98 concerts hosted by the School of Music Feb. 5-7.
Grammy nominee Watrous has performed with jazz legends such as Woody Herman, Roy Eldridge and Count Basie, and was voted best jazz trombonist for seven years in a row by Downbeat magazine.
He performs on Friday evening, Feb. 6, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, along with the UBC Jazz Ensemble. Watrous will also perform a free jazz workshop on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. in the School of Music's Recital Hall.
Two concerts are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 5: the UBC Brass Ensemble at the Recital Hall at 12:30 p.m., and the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Vancouver Brass Ensemble and the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. in the Chan Centre.
On Friday, Feb. 6, the University of Victoria Brass Choir performs at the Recital Hall at 12:30 p.m., with a special guest appearance by the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Call 822-5574 for more information.