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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
30th Annual JazzFest to Start at UW-Eau Claire April 3
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MAILED: March 17, 1997

EAU CLAIRE - The 30th Annual University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire JazzFest, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation, will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 3-5.

The event features:

Michael Brecker, a five-time Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist and composer, and one of the major figures of contemporary music.

Byron Stripling, one of the leading trumpet artists in the country, well-known as an incredible jazz trumpeter, a virtuosic classical musician and a respected educator.

The Noteables, Official Jazz Ensemble of the Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band, tours throughout the Heartland entertaining communities of all sizes.

JazzFest begins with a performance by The Noteables, Official Jazz Ensemble of the Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Zorn Arena on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The performance is free, but tickets must be obtained in advance from the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727.

College big band and combo performances will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through the day Friday, April 4. Junior high and high school big band and combo performances will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue through the day Saturday, April 5. Various clinics will be given by the guest artists and professional musicians throughout Friday and Saturday.

Evening concerts that feature guest artists Brecker, Stripling, the award-winning UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I and the day's Honor Bands will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Zorn Arena and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in Zorn Arena.

Events during the day are free and open to the public. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening concerts are $10 for adults or $6 for high school students, senior citizens or with a UW-Eau Claire ID. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727. For more information regarding JazzFest call the JazzFest headquarters at (715) 836-4092.
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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: March 27, 1997