Area Lutheran high schools participate in Wisconsin Lutheran College Jazz Festival

January 6, 2006

MILWAUKEE - One hundred and fifty-seven area Lutheran high school instrumentalists and their directors will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College's sixth annual Jazz Festival January 14. This all-day event culminates in a joint performance at 7 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. The concert program will include "Almost Like Being in Love," "An Ellington Tribute," "Fly Me to the Moon," "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," "Big Noise from Winnetka" and "Georgia On My Mind."

Participating high schools include Kettle Moraine Lutheran (Jackson), Lakeside Lutheran (Lake Mills), Luther Preparatory School (Watertown), Manitowoc Lutheran (Manitowoc), Shoreland Lutheran (Somers), Winnebago Lutheran Academy (Fond du Lac) and Wisconsin Lutheran (Milwaukee).

High school ensembles participating in the jazz festival will take part in performance clinics and master classes with members of the Milwaukee jazz community. The clinicians will also solo with the bands during select pieces.  Clinicians include Kaye Berigan (trumpet), David Sawall (trombone), Peter Treuden (percussion), James Galasinski (bass), Matt Lawrenz (piano) and Tim Bell (saxophone).

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 W. Wisconsin Ave.

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.