Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SMU Jazz Workshop Combos to present ‘Final Exam’ April 26 at Acoustic Café

WINONA, Minn. — Two Saint Mary’s University jazz workshop combos, directed by Dr. John Paulson and A. Eric Heukeshoven, will present a free performance Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Acoustic Café, 77 Lafayette St. This event will feature student musicians who have been playing together all semester, and it will serve as their “final exam.” The “Heavy Metal Jazz Combo” directed by Paulson, and Heukeshoven’s “Fabulous 5 + 1” group will play well-known jazz standards by composers like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, plus original jazz works by Paulson and Heukeshoven.