UM Jazz Artist Series to Pair Local Legend with NYC, Chicago Artists

August 26, 2016

MISSOULA – The second annual University of Montana Jazz Artist Series will fuse the swinging sounds of New York City and Chicago jazz with a local musician known for his brilliance on the piano.

Missoula’s own David Morgenroth will take the stage with woodwind artist Victor Goines, a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in New York City, and Chicago-based bass player Emma Dayhuff, originally from Bozeman, and drummer Greg Artry. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Music Building Recital Hall at UM.

All musicians in the quartet have international experience performing and educating musicians. This is the first concert of the year in the Jazz Artist Series, which is organized by UM’s Jazz Studies program.

“Our program offers a truly educational experience for all – community members, jazz lovers, young aspiring musicians and especially our own college students,” said Rob Tapper, director of Jazz Studies at UM, assistant professor of trombone and artistic director of the Jazz Artist Series.

Tickets for the Victor Goines Quartet performance are available through the UMArts Box Office online at or by phone at 406-243-4581 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for seniors or $10 for students.

The Jazz Artist Series features international artists in concerts throughout the school year. Vocalist Huey Lewis will serve as Master of Ceremonies for a Nov. 18 concert, Missoula woodwind artist Gary Herbig will perform in the fifth annual Holiday Swing on Dec. 10, and the 37th annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival will cap off the series March 16-17, 2017.

The emphasis of the jazz series is on performance, education, improvisation and the jazz language. In addition to performances, guest artists will lead clinics and master classes while at UM. For more information on the series or special sessions and clinics, call Tapper at 406-243-6880.


Contact: Rob Tapper, director, UM Jazz Studies, 406-243-6880,