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Cal U Jazz Festival

Eight of the region’s top professional jazz bands will be on the program when California University of Pennsylvania hosts the all-new Cal U Jazz Festival.

Just one $10 ticket admits fans to three campus venues, where professional bands from Pittsburgh and the Mon Valley will perform. The popular Cal U Big Band and the Cal U Bebop Quintets also will take the stage.

Performances will be held in:

  • Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.
  • Morgan Hall auditorium.
  • Recital room 107, Gallagher Hall.

“We’ve arranged the schedule so fans can hear every band, if they choose,” says Dr. Charles “Marty” Sharer, director of bands at Cal U. “Where else can you enjoy a full day of great jazz music for just $10?

The schedule

These performers are scheduled to appear: 


Tickets will be available at Cal U on the day of the festival; no advance ticket sales are planned. Members of the campus community will be admitted free with a valid CalCard.

Parking is included in the ticket price, and food can be purchased on campus.

Less than an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh, California University is easy to reach via major highways and Toll Route 43. 

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Event Details

Cal U Jazz Festival 
Noon-9 p.m. May 4
California University of Pennsylvania 
Tickets: $10 at the door

The Boilermaker Jazz Band.


Visit the links below for videos and more infomration about the bands. 

Balcony Big Band

Boilermaker Jazz Band

Cal U Jazz Bands

Ken Karsh Trio

Mon Valley Jazz Orchestra

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra


Tom Roberts

Washington Jazz Society Big Band