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St. Norbert College instrumental jazz ensemble concert

From St. Norbert College, April 12, 2006
by Cassandra Voss,, (920) 403-3089

The St. Norbert College Music Department presents the instrumental Jazz Ensemble conducted by Eric High, visiting professor of Music. The concert will take place on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts.

Dave Hagedorn, director of the jazz bands and percussion ensemble at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN will perform as guest artist on Vibes. Hagedorn is an active and eclectic performer in the Twin Cities area. Gigs range all over the musical map, from playing vibes with jazz groups at the Artists' Quarter to performing as a percussionist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Opera Orchestra. Hagedorn is a Yamaha Performing Artist.His album "SolidLiquid" was released October 2003 on the Artegra label.

The pieces being performed include: Gene Thorne's "Layover in San Juan" (conducted by Kirk Yudes), "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" arranged by Marty Paich, "Whisper Not" arranged by Dean Sorenson, "Open Your Eyes and You Can Fly" arranged by Lance Strickland, "Bags Groove" arranged by John Clayton and Rick Cornish's "Blues Around The Corner."

Tickets are available for purchase and are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, please call the St. Norbert College Box Office at (920) 403-3950 or 1-800-762-2699.

For more information, please contact Holly Huntley at (920) 403-3112 or via e-mail at