Jazz Under The Stars

We are delighted to present, in its 23rd 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. *Concessions and free coffee (while supplies last) will be available for this year’s series of events.

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.

Please note the following policies for visitors to the PLU campus:

As of Saturday, March 12, 2022 the PLU campus has moved to a mask-optional policy in concert with changes at the state level and recommendations of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. In addition, the university will no longer mandate proof of vaccination for visitors attending campus events.

Our 2022 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 7 – David Joyner
A quintet featuring original compositions plus vocal and instrumental jazz classics.

July 14 – Mark Lewis Quartet
Inspired original jazz.

July 21 – Sherry Alves Brazilian Quartet
Brazilian jazz classics and originals.

*July 28 – Kareem Kandi World Orchestra
Contemporary and modern jazz.

*August 4 – Jenny Davis Jazz Quintet
Vocal and instrumental jazz, originals and classics.

*August 11 – PLU Jazz Faculty
Jazz arrangements and original compositions.

*The final three performances in August are the dates that all are invited to visit the campus observatory for some star gazing.