Longhorn Jazz Festival

The 2020 Longhorn Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020, features trumpeter Dave Douglas with the UT Jazz Orchestra. The concert is co-sponsored by Texas Performing Arts and the Butler School of Music.

Registration is open for high school jazz bands to perform during the day on Saturday, April 18! Please use this form to register: 2020 Longhorn Jazz Festival Entry Form. While the deadline to register is February 15, 2020, the festival often fills before January 15 each year. Entry form download information will be provided as soon as registration opens.

The tradition of top-flight soloists appearing with the UT Jazz Orchestra continues with trumpeter Dave Douglas as guest with the UT Jazz Orchestra. Mr. Douglas formerly played with Horace Silver, and has been named Trumpet Player of the Year by the DownBeat Critics Poll thirteen times. There will be a clinic for all festival participants given by Mr. Douglas on Saturday, April 18 at noon.

Tickets for the April 18 Dave Douglas/UT Jazz Orchestra concert are available by visiting texasperformingarts.org. See you there!

Thanks for your support!

Dave Douglas, trumpet