Free Bridge Quintet presents "Our Thing"

A Concert of Original Music
April 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
$15/$13 UVa Faculty & Staff / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance

The Free Bridge Quintet, the faculty jazz group of the McIntire Department of Music, will present a concert of original music, entitled "Our Thing," on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00PM at Old Cabel Hall at the University of Virginia.  Jazz, celebrating it's one hundredth year in recordings, is a musical style celebrated for both its innovated performances of popular music, and its inventive original compositions.  The Free Bridge Quintet, celebrating its twentieth year as the official jazz group of UVA, is in turn celebrating the importance of original jazz composition as a driving force behind the continued significance of jazz as a vital art form in American music. 

The Free Bridge Quintet is the official faculty jazz quintet of the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music. Founded in 1997, it features Jeff Decker on saxophones, Robert Jospé on the drums, Peter Spaar on bass, John D’earth on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Butch Taylor on piano. The quintet has been a staple of not only the UVA and Charlottesville jazz scene, but also the greater Central Virginia jazz scene for more than two decades. The Quintet, throughout its over forty concerts, is well known for its celebrations of the great figures of jazz history, but, equally known as a group that produces its own innovative works. 

Tickets are $15 General, $13 for UVA Faculty & Staff, $5 for Students and Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Box Office at or by calling 434.924.3376.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change. For more information please call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052. For tickets please visit or by call 434.924.3376.

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    UVA Department of Music
    112 Old Cabell Hall
    P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176