Jazz @ Bucknell

Jazz @ Bucknell is a chamber series that was conceived to present international modern masters and young visionaries to the campus and surrounding community several times a year. Programming showcases the entire tradition of jazz, from standards to the Avant-Garde, with an eye on artists who continue the innovative tradition of the music with their personal approaches to sound, style and composition.

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Upcoming Events

  • Jeremiah Abiah

    Jeremiah Abiah

    Weis Center Atrium

    Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. - FREE! Tickets not required.

    Jeremiah Abiah, better known as ABIAH, is a renowned singer, songwriter, celebrity vocal coach, author and producer. He has recorded for Universal Records, eOne and several international labels. His recent recordings include collaborations with Common, Robert Glasper, August Green, Cynthia Erivo and Brandy.

  • Holiday Stomp with The Hot Sardines

    Holiday Stomp with The Hot Sardines

    Weis Center Auditorium

    Friday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

    This raucous Christmas celebration features timeless classics and original tunes performed by the eight-piece Hot Sardines. Songs will include "La Noel de la Rue," "Mistletoe & Holly," "Please Come Home for Christmas," "Blue Christmas," "Santa Claus Got Stuck in my Chimney," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," "Christmas Blues," "White Christmas" and "White Cliffs of Dover," among others.

  • Nella


    Weis Center Auditorium

    Thursday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.

    Born in Venezuela, Nella skyrocketed to international renown, fueled by her powerhouse voice and undeniable presence. In a short time, she went from Berklee College of Music graduate to winner of the 2019 Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist. That same year, her full-length debut, Voy (I Go), received acclaim from NPR and yielded the hit "Me Llaman Nella" ("They Call Me Nella"), which surpassed 1.4 million Spotify streams and 1.4 million views on YouTube. In addition, the title track was named the 14th best song of 2019 in any genre by The New York Times.

  • Reverso


    Weis Center Atrium

    Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. - FREE! Tickets not required

    Continuing a century of mutual inspirations between two expansive and overlapping musical worlds, Reverso traces the intersection of jazz and classical music back to Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and their contemporaries. The group was described by Jazz Times as blending "pulsating motifs, long painterly lines, open fields and pointillist statements into a fascinating whole."

  • Sona Jobarteh

    Sona Jobarteh

    Weis Center Auditorium

    Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. - FREE! Tickets not required

    Sona Jobarteh preserves her musical past while innovating to support a more humanitarian future. The spirit of her musical work stands on the mighty shoulders of the West African Griot tradition; she is a living archive of the Gambian people. With one ear on the family’s historic reputation, one on the all-important future legacy and her heart in both places, she is preparing a place today for the next generation. Her singing and kora playing while fronting her band spring directly from this tradition. The extent of her recognition is evidenced by more than 17 million watchers on YouTube and considerable numbers on other digital platforms. All this despite singing in her native languages and keeping to her own path within the music industry.

  • Chontadelia


    Weis Center Plaza

    Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. - FREE! Tickets not required

    Chontadelia is a seven-piece band rooted in the iconic marimba de chonta and steeped in the Pacific coast’s Afro-Colombian culture, identity and history.