The university held its 43rd annual Jazz Festival over the February 17 weekend. The festival showcased jazz bands from the middle and high schools from the surrounding area. One of the big features this year was the inclusion of jazz artist, Bobby Shew. After years of playing professionally, Bobby decided to shift his focus to teaching over the past years. He was invited to the university to share his knowledge with those in attendance. After Bobby’s lecture, the UTA Jazz Ensemble took to the stage to play a few songs with the artist.