Tickets for Valparaiso University's 33rd Annual Jazz Fest went on sale online Thursday.

Tickets can now be purchased at valpo.edu/union, and go on sale in person at the Harre Union Welcome Desk starting March 6.

Jazz singer Tierney Sutton, an eight-time Grammy nominee, and The Tierney Sutton Band headline the 2018 Jazz Fest, which will take place April 2-6 on the Valparaiso University campus.

The Tierney Sutton Band's work appeared on the Sully soundtrack and its latest album "The Sting Variations" was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. It will perform at the Jazz Festival Concert along with opening act, the Bill Boris Trio, at 7:30 p.m. April 6 in the Harre Union Ballrooms.

Jazz guitarist Bill Boris, an instructor at Columbia College Chicago who's also taught in Italy, performs with his trio regularly around the Chicago area. 

Tickets for the show range from $5 for students to $25 for the general public.

"An eight-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton has received a 'Best Jazz Vocal Album' Grammy nod for each project she has released in the past decade," Valparaiso University said in a news release. "Sutton has fronted The Tierney Sutton Band since 1993, collaborating with instrumental virtuosos Christian Jacob, Trey Henry, Kevin Axt and Ray Brinker. In 2011, the group received a Grammy nomination for their collaborative arranging, the only band to receive this honor."

The Jazz Fest's jam-packed schedule also includes free performances by local high school bands 6 p.m. April 2 in the Harre Union Ballrooms; a swing and dance night 7:30 p.m. April 3 in the Harre Union Ballroom with the Valparaiso University Jazz Ensemble, the Valparaiso University Ballroom Dance Team and soprano Maura Janton Cock, a lecturer in music; and a free concert by high school bands, the Valparaiso University Faculty Jazz Trio, the Northwest Indiana Jazz Educators Big Band, and saxophonist Don Braden at 6 p.m. April 4th in the Harre Union Ballrooms.

Braden also will accompany the Valparaiso University Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Harre Union Ballrooms.

"Don Braden has toured globally for more than 30 years and is known as an exciting and interactive jazz soloist, a creative and prolific composer, a passionate and energetic educator and a specialist at arranging and performing classic popular songs in modern jazz style," Valparaiso University said in a news release.

Ticket prices vary, and discounts are offered to seniors, alumni, and VU students, faculty and staff.

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