Thursday, January 31, 2013

SMU Page Series to host Feb. 14 jazz with The Hornheads, Paulson's Big Band

WINONA, Minn. — Heat up your Valentine’s Day with some hot jazz as the Saint Mary’s University Page Series hosts The Hornheads
 Thursday, Feb. 14. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in Page Theatre.

The Hornheads, an extraordinarily talented group of horn players, has been gathering international acclaim from artists and critics alike since 1991. On tour with Prince and the New Power Generation from 1991-1994, the Hornheads have performed for over 2 million concert-goers in 20 countries.

The Hornheads have recorded with national and international artists such as Prince, Chaka Kahn, The Jonas Brothers, Mavis Staples, Mandy Moore, Carmen Electra and many more.

Opening this special evening of jazz will be John Paulson’s Big Band project. Comprised of some of the area’s best jazz musician-educators and outstanding Twin Cities soloists, the group will perform blues-based contemporary jazz works composed and arranged by John Paulson, leader and tenor saxophonist.

A long-time SMU music professor (now retired but still working part-time), Paulson has been doing big band jazz arrangements for student groups for over 20 years, and the goal of this concert is to perform these works with the best players in the area.

Tickets are $18, $15 for students and seniors. Call the SMU Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (507) 457-1715, or go to