Jazz Under The Stars

We are delighted to present, in its 20th season, Jazz Under the Stars, PLU’s popular professional summer concert series. All concerts are free to the public, our gift to our community.

Jazz Under the Stars concerts are sponsored by the PLU Department of Music and performed in our outdoor amphitheater, nestled between the wings of the Mary Baker Russell Music Center. Bring your lawn chairs and your picnic food. Coffee will be available. Wine, beer, and snacks are also available for purchase. The series runs on Thursday evenings (see dates below), 7:00-9:00pm, and are NEVER cancelled due to weather. When the weather does not cooperate, concerts are moved into Lagerquist Concert Hall. As an added bonus, Associate Professor of Music Paul Tegels offers an intermission performance on the world-famous Fuchs pipe organ in our beautiful concert hall.

Our 2018 four-week concert series will take place on the dates below. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you under the stars this summer!

  • July 19 – Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto
  • July 26 – LaVon Hardison
  • August 2 – David Deacon-Joyner
  • August 9* – Pete Christlieb and Linda Small (Tall and Small)

*The August 9th performance is the only date that all are invited to visit the campus observatory for some star gazing!