Area Lutheran High Schools Participate in Wisconsin Lutheran College Jazz Festival

Date Posted: December 18, 2007

High School Jazz Festival photoMILWAUKEE – One hundred thirty five area Lutheran high school instrumentalists and their directors will attend Wisconsin Lutheran College’s eighth annual Jazz Festival January 12, 2008. This all-day event culminates in a joint performance at 7 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. Some of the concert selections will include It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing by Duke Ellington,  Screamin’ by Robert W. Smith, It’s About Swing by Larry Neeck and Grooved Pavement by Victor Lopez.

Participating high schools are Lakeside Lutheran (Lake Mills), Luther Preparatory School (Watertown), Manitowoc Lutheran (Manitowoc), Shoreland Lutheran (Somers) and Winnebago Lutheran Academy (Fond du Lac).

High school ensembles participating in the jazz festival will take part in performance clinics and master classes with professional musicians. Some of the clinicians include Jeff LaBarg  on saxophone and Kaye Berigan on trumpet. Berigan will also be leading the jazz improvisation clinic during the festival. 

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.