University of Mary Jazz Festival

University of Mary presented the 43rd annual Jazz Festival Saturday, January 30 at 4pm at the Belle Mehus auditorium in Bismarck.

This year's concert featured the energizing sounds of world-renowned drummer Matt Wilson. This Grammy nominee has performed at the White House with music legends Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Elvis Costello and many more!

Wilson was joined by jazz greats Alex Iles (trombone), Matt Harris (piano), Glenn Kostur (saxophone), Kim Nazarian (vocalist), Shon Parker (vocalist), Jennifer Scovell Parker (vocalist) and the University of Mary Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz. 

2016 Guest Artists

  • Matt Wilson, drums
  • Alex Iles, trombone
  • Matt Harris, piano
  • Glenn Kostur, saxophone
  • Kim Nazarian, vocal
  • Shon Parker, vocal
  • Jennifer Parker, vocal