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Music Department Presents Jazz World Premiere

April 3, 2012

KUTZTOWN, PA - Kutztown University's Music Department presents a World Premiere performance of Five Choruses from Mexican Blues by jazz piano faculty member Neal Kirkwood.  The event will be held in the McFarland Student Union Multi-Purpose Room on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Kutztown University's Jazz Ensemble II will open the concert with pieces by Thad Jones, Gordon Goodwin, and works performed by Buddy Rich Orchestra and Maynard Ferguson. The main work is composed for Jazz Vocal Choir and Jazz Ensemble and is based on the poems of Jack Kerouac. This original piece is being performed jointly by the Kutztown University Jazz Chorus AfterHours, directed by Professor Kirkwood and Kutztown University Jazz Ensemble I directed by Dr. Kevin Kjos. 

For further information please contact Dr. Kevin Kjos at 610-683-1583 or