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'Jump, Jive and Read' Program Continues,
Includes Preschoolers in Eau Claire Jazz Festival

RELEASED: March 30, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire Jazz Festivalwill host a number of jazz related events preceding the Eau Claire Jazz Festival weekend, April 2-5, including the preschool educational music and art series "Jump, Jive and Read!"

All events are free and open to the public.

"Jump, Jive and Read," will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 31 and at 10:30 a.m. April 2 in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

Preschoolers and parents can enjoy a reading of children's jazz books while live music is performed by UW-Eau Claire jazz musicians. A take-home art project also will be provided.

This series is made possible through the collaboration of L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, the Eau Claire Area School District Early Learning Program, UW-Eau Claire Jazz Studies and the Eau Claire Jazz Festival.

For more information about the Jazz Festival or for the latest schedule of music or art events and activities, visit the Eau Claire Jazz Festival Web site or call 715-836-4092.

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