Longhorn Jazz Festival

The 2018 Longhorn Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, features trombonist Conrad Herwig with the UT Jazz Orchestra. The concert is co-sponsored by Texas Performing Arts and the Butler School of Music.

As of Jan. 8, 2018, all high school performance slots for the Longhorn Jazz Festival are taken. We are establishing a waiting list for bands that would like to attend. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email Jeff Hellmer at jhellmer@austin.utexas.edu. Thanks to all of you that registered!

Registration is now open for high school jazz bands to perform during the day on Saturday, April 14. While the deadline to register is February 16, the festival often fills before January 15 each year. An entry form can be downloaded at the following link: https://jazz.music.utexas.edu/files/2017/08/2018-Longhorn-Jazz-Festival-Entry-Form.pdf

The tradition of top-flight soloists appearing with the UT Jazz Orchestra continues with trombonist Conrad Herwig as guest soloist with the UT Jazz Orchestra. In addition to releasing over 20 records as a leader, Mr. Herwig has performed with Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, and Frank Sinatra. There will be a clinic for all festival participants given by Mr. Herwig on Saturday, April 14 at noon.

Tickets for the April 14 Conrad Herwig/UT Jazz Orchestra concert are available by visiting texasperformingarts.org. See you there!

Thanks for your support!