The City Jazz Big Band, Utah's own fabulous jazz orchestra, has been the headline group for Utah's Arts in Education Conference, Mountain West Arts Conference, and the Excellence in the Community Concert Series. The band performs throughout Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front for many community, educational and holiday events. The 20-piece big band is conducted by Julie Christofferson, M.Ed., and Dr. Marden Pond. The City Jazz Big Band and jazz combos are made up of music educators and professional musicians who perform original compositions along with exciting vocals, studio-style Jazz, Fusion, Latin, Swing, Jazz Big Band standards, Dixieland, and dance music. City Jazz is a 501 (c)3 organization.
Starting at 6:30PM
Salt City Saints
'Doc' Miller's Salt City Saints play authentic New Orleans jazz from the early 1900s. Early New Orleans jazz was developed from various musical sources present in New Orleans around the turn of the century. 'Doc' Miller's dedication to honoring the true early tradition with vocals in French and vintage instruments has earned the Saints many bookings throughout Utah and neighboring states. 'Doc' Miller was invited to sit in at Preservation Hall in New Orleans in 1991 where he played clarinet one night and piano the next.
Miller won Intercollegiate Jazz Festival trophies three consecutive years in the 1960, the Sounds of Young America national composer trophy and several Utah Composers Guild prizes in the 90s. His reconstruction arrangements of vintage New Orleans jazz have been premiered by Utah Symphony, Colorado Springs Symphony and Salt Lake Symphony. In the 1970s Miller hosted his own prime-time TV show on the main NIRTV network in Tehran.
The Salt City Saints are a fun high-energy band true to tradition like few others. Performances at the famed Days of '47 Parade viewed by millions on TV, at Utah's main festivals, many times at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University and dozens of school performances add to the credibility of this exciting ensemble.