Faculty musicians Bill Bares, Brian Felix and Jacob Rodriguez will lead student ensembles in a variety of styles. All three perform regularly in Asheville area clubs and beyond; Bares regularly hosts the Isis Sunday Jazz Showcase featuring many of the area’s finest musicians.
The music begins in the Isis upstairs lounge with a 5 p.m. benefit performance featuring the young musicians of Youth At Jazz, an Asheville program providing jazz instruction and mentoring to middle and high school students. From 6-8 p.m., UNC Asheville musicians will take over, with a mix of faculty and student ensembles.
The music will move to the Isis main stage at 8 p.m. and continue until closing with performances by the UNC Asheville musicians of the Miles Davis Ensemble, the Saxophone Ensemble, the Scholarship Ensemble and the R&B/Stax Ensemble.
There is an $8 music charge for the public; UNC Asheville students will be admitted free. Isis takes dinner reservations at 828.575.2737. For those not dining, some seating is available on a first-come basis and there is no drink minimum. All ages are welcome.