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2011 Purdue Jazz Festival premieres new composition

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue’s Jazz Festival, featuring the premiere of a Brent Wallarab composition, will help highlight this year’s 125th anniversary of Purdue bands. Wallarab, a professional trombonist associated with the Indianapolis-based Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, will serve as a guest artist for the festival, which will be Jan. […]

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Purdue Jazz Festival turns 20 in 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Celebrating its 20th year, the Purdue Jazz Festival will offer a special Community Jazz Showcase Concert on Thursday (Jan. 21), featuring the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors. The sold-out concert, co-sponsored by Purdue Bands & Orchestras and the Lafayette Journal and Courier, also features performances by Harrison, Jefferson, McCutcheon and West Lafayette […]

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Purdue Jazz Festival gets under way with Mingus Big Band

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Jazz Festival will open with a tribute to Charles Mingus, an important figure in 20th century American music, by the 14-member Mingus Big Band at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 in Purdue Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations as part of the Purdue Jazz Festival, […]

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Mingus Big Band

The Purdue Jazz Festival kicks off with the ebullient spirit of Charles Mingus. Paying tribute to one of the most important figures in twentieth-century American music, the 14-member Mingus Big Band will celebrate the 50th anniversary of two legendary Mingus albums, Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots. Bold and boisterous, these albums reveal Mingus […]

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Purdue Jazz Festival to offer five days of jazz

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In its 18th year, the Purdue Jazz Festival will fill Greater Lafayette with live jazz for five full days beginning Wednesday (Jan. 16) and continuing through Sunday (Jan. 20). Jazz jams in local restaurants, headliner concerts, competitions, clinics, a jazz church service and a dance are among the festival’s offerings. New […]

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