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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • UMC Jazz Band to perform 'Spring Swing Fling' May 3

  • You can dance or just listen from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Bede Ballroom; there's no admission
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  •     Enjoy an evening of listening and dancing to the music of the inaugural University of Minnesota Crookston Jazz Band during the “Spring Swing Fling” on Saturday evening, May 3.    
        The jazz band, under the direction of TJ Chapman, will play music from the swing era, along with pieces from the Duke Ellington and Count Basie libraries, in Bede Ballroom of Sargeant Student Center, from 8 to 10 p.m.    
        Everyone is welcome and admission is free.   
        Interest from the recent revival of the U of M Crookston Community Band led to the formation of the new jazz ensemble.    
        The 16-member band includes nine students and a faculty member from the U of M Crookston, two Crookston High School students, and four musicians from the Crookston community   
        They practice Wednesday evenings and recently performed during the International Dinner Series held in March and April on the Crookston campus.    
        The jazz band is a first for the Crookston campus and an exciting opportunity for those who love big band music to come out to campus for the evening.

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