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Festival attracts young musicians

Posted: Monday, Apr 1st, 2013

BROOKINGS – Jazz lovers are in for a treat during the eighth annual South Dakota State University/Brookings Optimist Jazz Festival which culminates in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Performing Arts Center on campus.

“The mission of this event is to foster jazz education in the region and to get students excited about performing America’s music,” said Nathan Jorgensen, assistant professor of woodwinds and jazz at State.


The competition, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the concert at 7:30 p.m. are both free and open to the public. For more information about the jazz festival and evening concert, contact the SDSU Music Department at 688-5187.

For the complete article see the 03-30-2013 issue.

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