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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 13, 2014

Northwest jazz ensembles to perform concert Sunday

The sounds of jazz music will fill Northwest Missouri State University’s Charles Johnson Theater Sunday, Feb. 16, with a concert showcasing Northwest’s musical talent.

The Northwest Studio Jazz Ensemble, Northwest Jazz Ensemble and the Northwest Alumni Jazz Ensemble will perform the joint concert at 5 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free and open to the public.

The ensembles will play standards from the libraries of Count Basie, Buddy Rich and Duke Ellington, among others.

“We are excited to host our Northwest alumni who will join us in playing at the concert,” said Dr. William Richardson, associate professor of music at Northwest. “We are very proud of our current and former students, and I know that the concert will be enjoyable for all.”

While the Jazz Ensemble is Northwest's premiere, audition-based jazz ensemble, both ensembles perform music representing a variety of styles. The ensembles perform several concerts on campus annually, and the Jazz Ensemble regularly tours the four-state region.

For more information about these and other musical ensembles at Northwest, visit For more information about the concert, contact Richardson at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468