Jimmy Greene

Jimmy Greene (Promotional Photo / April 23, 2013)

WCSU traditionally has a killer music department that produces some of the most well-trained musical talent in the area. This weekend, the school is hosting WCSU Jazz Fest at the Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the University's downtown campus to show off their homegrown talent alongside some national stars. Thursday kicks things off with local saxophonist Jimmy Greene and his band. On Friday, it's Wallace Roney, who studied with Miles Davis, along with the WCSU Jazz Orchestra. Saturday, jazz guitar innovator John Scofield returns to the school, with drummer Bill Stewart and bassist Steve Swallow, a trio of truly world class players.

 

WCSU Jazz Fest

Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St., Danbury. (203) 837-8486. April 25-27, 7 p.m. wcsu.edu