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KU Jazz Ensembles Compete in WWII-Themed Battle of the Bands

Feb. 24, 2012 

Tiffany Grochowski from the KU Jazz Ensemble

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -Kutztown University's Department of Music Jazz Studies Area presents the 8th Annual Big Band Bash on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Multipurpose Room.

This event features KU Jazz Ensembles I and II locked in a classic battle of the bands, playing big band swing music from the World War II era. The music of Glenn Miller, Harry James, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Goodman and many more WWII-era bands will be highlighted.  

KU jazz vocal professor and Harry James alums Cathy Chemi vocals, and Skip Stine lead trumpet, will be featured.  The Fleetwood High School jazz ensemble, "Cadillacs" will open the festivities. This event is $5 at the door and free to KU staff and students. All proceeds will go to the KU Jazz Studies Scholarship Fund. 

 Event Listing "8th Annual Big Band Bash" with KU Jazz Ensembles I and II, Fleetwood H.S. jazz ensemble - The Cadillacs, Cathy Chemi and Skip Stine.     

 Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Harry James, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughan.

 Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Kutztown University's McFarland Student Union Multipurpose Room.                  

Tickets: $5 for non-KU students and staff, free to KU staff and students with KU ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door.


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