Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SMU Jazz Groups present “Jazztennial” encore

The SMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo One will present an encore performance of “Jazztennial - 100 Years of Jazz History” on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Slaggie Family Lobby of the Winona County History Center.

The performance traces the development of jazz throughout the 20th century – from the early beginnings to exciting contemporary explorations. A special tribute to the “Marinotes,” the Saint Mary’s Big Band that toured and performed dances throughout the upper Midwest in the late 1950s, will be one of many featured attractions. Freshman Gabriel Verges joins the ensembles as guest “crooner” on two selections made famous by Old Blue Eyes himself – Frank Sinatra.

The encore performance at the Winona County History Center is free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the event.

For more information, contact A. Eric Heukeshoven at (507) 457-7292 or eheukesh@smumn.edu.