Big Phat Band Coming to SWOSU Jazz Festival

Big Phat Band Coming to SWOSU Jazz Festival

Southwestern Oklahoma State University will celebrate the 50th annual SWOSU Jazz Festival in 2020 with the Grammy Award winning Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.

The SWOSU Jazz Festival is planned February 6-7 on the Weatherford campus and tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 3, at 10 a.m. on stubwire.com.

The Big Phat Band, based in Los Angeles (CA), consists of many of the top jazz and studio musicians in the world, and several musicians have been heard on such movie soundtracks as The Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Spiderman. Goodwin has risen to be one of the top jazz arrangers of his generation, and his music is being performed across the globe by jazz ensembles from middle school to professional bands.

The band will be featured in concert on Friday, February 7, at 8 p.m., in the Fine Arts Center. Tickets for the concert are available at the following link: https://share.swosu.edu/2020jazz

Festival Director Dr. Richard Tirk said several other artists will also be featured at the 2020 festival including a Jazz Festival All-Star Quartet. Additional concerts are February 6, at 7 p.m. and February 7, at 1 p.m.

The 50th annual SWOSU Jazz Festival is made possible by the SWOSU Music Department in conjunction with the City of Weatherford, Oklahoma Arts Council and Weatherford Arts Council.

Additional information is available on the stubwire site or www.swosujazz.com.