Area schools to participate in 2012 Jazz Festival

Date Posted: January 3, 2012

Jazz Festival 2012

MILWAUKEE – Student instrumentalists from Wisconsin and their directors will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College's 2012 Jazz Festival on Saturday, January 21. This all-day event culminates in a joint Festival Concert at 7 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall.

Some of the concert selections will include Bye Bye Blackbird, Tommy Dorsey's theme song I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, and Lester Young's Lester Leaps In.

Participating schools are Fox Valley Lutheran High School (Appleton), Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (Jackson), Lakeside Lutheran High School (Lake Mills), Lincoln Center of the Arts (Milwaukee), Luther Preparatory School (Watertown), and Wisconsin Lutheran High School (Milwaukee).

School ensembles participating in the Jazz Festival will take part in performance clinics and master classes with professional musicians serving as clinicians. The clinicians, who also will be featured soloists at the concert, are Eric Jacobson (trumpet), Tim Young (trombone), Jeff LaBarg (saxophone), and Mark Davis (piano).

Tickets to the festival concert are free, but seating is limited. Reserve your tickets by calling the Wisconsin Lutheran College box office at 414.443.8802. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.