Oberlin Improv Fest: Jazz Forum

Date, time, location

Friday, March 3, 2023
12:00 pm

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse

180 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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A weekly occurance every Friday at Noon, Oberlin's Jazz Forum is a platform for student ensembles in the Jazz Studies program to perform in a musical forum at the Cat in the Cream. Performances are followed by comments and questions by both jazz and non-jazz majors.

The March 3rd Jazz Forum will feature:
Oliver Smith Ensemble featuring:
Chloe Pauyo, flute
Oliver Smith, trumpet
Mika Bradburn, piano
Will Scheer, bass
Tyler Graf, drums

Henry Newquist Ensemble featuring:
Lily Turk, sax
Henry Newquist, trombone
Will Scheer, bass
Jonathan Clark, guitar
Otto Allard, mandolin
Ben Bosler, drums


About the Oberlin Improv Fest

The Oberlin Improv Fest 2023 (OIF23) is a 3-day celebration of improvised music featuring a panel discussion, workshops, presentations, and performances.  Special guest artists include Nicole Mitchell, Ko Umezaki, Aurora Nealand '01, and Luis Perdomo. The festival will also feature performances from the Jazz Forum, OCTaiko, Creative Music Lab, and the Silent Film Ensemble, among others.

Four concerts showcase exciting performances with AI-based interactive and immersive sound, group improvisation, jazz, and Oberlin's PI program. All events are free and open to the public. 

This event is organized with support from the TIMARA Department, Office of the Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory, Office of Oberlin Conservatory Professional Development, and the Alumni in Service to Oberlin College (ASOC) Fund. 

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