June 22, 2018
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Introducing Jazz-Mu-Tazz (Summer Jazz Camp Concert)
Marshall University's Summer Jazz Camp students perform in select groups as the grand ambassadors of the inaugural Huntington International Jazz Festival.
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Bob Thompson Group
West Virginia’s very own Jazz legend Bob Thompson brings his all-star jazz group to open the Huntington International Jazz Festival.
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition
(First and Second Segments)
Missio Dei Church, Pullman Square
The inaugural Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition opens up with the first segment: Piano Trio: New Orleans Heritage and the second segment Piano trio: Plus One.
9:15 pm - 10:15 pm
The Marsalis Family Quintet (Headline Event)
NEA Jazz Masters Ellis, Jason, Branford, and Delfeayo Marsalis open the inaugural Huntington International Jazz Festival with special guests.