Eric Mintel Quartet

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry, SC, United States

The Eric Mintel Quartet (EMQ) has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying Jazz for years! Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill (sax/flute), Jack Hegyi (bass), and Dave Mohn (drums), The EMQ is best known for its tribute to Dave Brubeck and its performance of many Eric Mintel originals. Brubeck himself says, "As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel, Jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom!”

Newberry College Jazz Big Band

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry, SC, United States

The Newbery College Jazz Big Band has a long, storied tradition. It serves as the keystone for the Newberry College Jazz Festival that takes place every March and has been running for over 60 years. The Jazz Big Band, led by Dr. Jerry Gatch, traditionally ends each academic year with a “graduation concert” right before commencement. Come and hear them finish off another school year with some jazz favorites as well as contemporary compositions.