Community for the Confluence’s Outreach in Support of Arts Development

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UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I concert at Mondovi High School

December 2, 2013

Community for the Confluence in collaboration with the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I in concert on Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. at Mondovi High School, 337 N Jackson Street.

The concert is part of Community for the Confluence’s community outreach in support of arts development throughout the Chippewa Valley. UW-Eau Claire’s Jazz Ensemble I will celebrate American Big Band music with selections from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey brothers and Duke Ellington. 

Tickets are $3.00 general admission, available for purchase at the door the night of the concert. Mondovi Band Boosters will be selling refreshments, and space will be available for dancing.

UW-Eau Claire’s Jazz Ensemble I is a six-time winner of Down Beat’s “Best College Big Band” award and has been nominated for a Grammy twice. The New York Times has called UW-Eau Claire jazz program one of the most “well regarded in the country.”

“The Big Band Era was one of the most memorable musical eras in American history,” said Robert Baca, Director of Jazz Ensemble I. “It was a time when swing was the thing. The Big Bands – Benny ‘The King of Swing” Goodman, The Dorsey brothers, Glenn Miller, and a host of others – they had people doin’ the Lindy Hop in every ballroom and dance hall across America. Now a generation is discovering that excitement of big band jazz.”

Please join us for a musical journey celebrating the songs, events and people of the Big Band Era. For more information, contact Community for the Confluence at 715-832-2787 ext. 101 or by email to contact@communityfortheconfluence.org.