UofL Jazz Ensemble I will hold a concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 5, in Comstock Hall in honor of the retiring John LaBarbera. 

LaBarbera, a longtime professor of Jazz Studies and Grammy-nominated performer, is retiring in May after 23 years at UofL. His retirement celebration is a show not to be missed. In addition to Jazz Ensemble I, alumni and faculty will perform as well as surprise jazz musician guests.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and $5 for students with a student ID. They are available at the School of Music box office or by calling 502-852-6907. All proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship in LaBarbera’s honor.

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Erica Walsh
Erica Walsh is the senior marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing where she manages the UofL Magazine and the President’s Report and contributes to the university’s branding and advertising efforts. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast for seven years. Prior to her career in higher education communications, she was a reporter at The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Ky.