Jazz on the lawn – perfect for a fall night!
The UTA Jazz Orchestra is the first of two big bands at the University of Texas at Arlington. The accomplishments of this organization have brought international attention to UTA and the City of Arlington while providing truly extraordinary educational opportunities and cultural experiences for its musicians.The UTAJO has performed invitational concerts at the Montreux International Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland; the first International Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and the first International Jazz Festival in Nassau, Bahamas. Other international tours include Montreal, Canada; the American Music Festival in Manila, Philippines; and Beijing, China. Telecasts by the Swiss, Japanese, Philippine, American and Brazilian Public Broadcasting Systems have brought UTAJO performances to an estimated 70 million people across four continents.The orchestra has appeared as guest artists for national conventions of the National Association of Jazz Educators and the Music Educators National Conference. They have appeared as guest artists for the Texas Future Teachers of America convention, the Dallas Jazz Society’s annual Tribute to Duke Ellington and for public school jazz festivals in Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Brownwood and Lubbock. Each year the band performs numerous campus concerts in Texas Hall and the Palo Duro Lounge at the Hereford Center. Many of the band’s graduates have excelled to professional ranks by joining such noted organizations as The Buddy Rich Big Band, The Stan Kenton Orchestra and The Dallas Jazz Orchestra.
Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the Styx concert on Oct. 10, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.