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Jazz Ensemble III to perform 'Basie, Buddy and Beyond' Nov. 22

RELEASED: Nov. 18, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Jazz Ensemble III will present its fall semester concert, "Basie, Buddy and Beyond," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The ensemble will perform under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Crowell, an associate professor of music and the wind and percussion division coordinator at UW-Eau Claire. He teaches applied percussion and percussion techniques and conducts the UW-Eau Claire Percussion Ensemble in addition to leading Jazz Ensemble III, which comprises 18 students performing on saxophone, trumpet, trombone and rhythm sections. Before joining the faculty at UW-Eau Claire, Dr. Crowell taught on the faculties of several colleges, including Purdue University.

A list of Jazz III members as well as concert soloists and selections can be found in the concert program.

Tickets, available online or at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727 or 800-949-UWEC, are $5 for the general public; $3 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger, and faculty and staff with a university ID; and free for students with a university ID.

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