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Three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin joins the PLU Jazz Ensemble on stage

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Image: Jazz Ensemble at PLU, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)

March 24, 2017

Musician, Composer, Educator

The public is invited to a concert featuring the Rogers High School Jazz Band, the Pacific Lutheran University Jazz Ensemble and Jeff Coffin on Wednesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts on the PLU campus.

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized musician, composer, educator and author. He is a member of the Dave Matthews Band, a 3X Grammy winner, and was a 14-year member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He also fronts his own band, Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet. In addition to a long list of other accomplishments, Jeff finds time to teach saxophone and improvisation at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Thanks to a generous endowment established by PLU alumnus, Dr. Richard Weathermon ’50, Jeff Coffin will visit the PLU campus April 18-19 as part of the Richard and Helen Weathermon Joyful Noise Endowment for Jazz Studies at PLU. Mr. Coffin he will spend an evening working with the Rogers High School Jazz Band (Puyallup) and a day with PLU students in Jazz Theory Labs, a masterclass setting, and rehearsals with the University Jazz Ensemble.

Jeff Coffin’s appearance is possible thanks to the generosity of Dr. Richard Weathermon ’50. His visit to PLU is part of the Richard and Helen Weathermon Joyful Noise Endowment for Jazz Studies at PLU.


April 19, 2017 at 8pm

Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


$8 general admission
$5 senior citizens (55+), military, alumni
Free for PLU community, all students with an ID and 18 years and younger.

Tickets are also available through the PLU Concierge Desk, 253-535-7411 and, if still available, at the door.