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The Northwest Jazz Ensemble performs last spring at the annual Northwest Jazz Festival. The ensemble opens its 2017-18 season Oct. 13 in a concert with the Studio Jazz Ensemble. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

The Northwest Jazz Ensemble performs last spring at the annual Northwest Jazz Festival. The ensemble opens its 2017-18 season Oct. 13 in a concert with the Studio Jazz Ensemble. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Oct. 3, 2017

Jazz, Studio Jazz ensembles to perform Oct. 13 concert

The Northwest Missouri State University Jazz Ensemble and the Studio Jazz Ensemble will open its 2017-18 concert season Oct. 13, and the Jazz Ensemble will perform at other local venues in preparation for its November performance at the Nebraska Music Educators Association convention.

The Northwest Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor of Music Dr. William Richardson, and the Studio Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Robert Pippin, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

“A great time will be had by all,” Richardson said. “It’s a lot of fun for performers and audience members.”

The Northwest Jazz Ensemble has been accepted to appear at this year’s Nebraska Music Educators Association convention on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and will perform at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Kimball Hall.

Additionally, the Northwest Jazz Ensemble will open for the St. Joseph Big Band at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Paradox Theater, located at 107 S. Sixth St. in St. Joseph. The venue features a coffee bar, wine and beer for purchase, and the St. Joseph Big Band performs its “3rd Monday Jam” until 10 p.m.

Other upcoming performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the Maryville Pub, 414 N. Main St. in Maryville; 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Charles Johnson Theater; and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

On Friday, Feb. 23, the Northwest hosts its annual Northwest Jazz Festival, featuring jazz musicians John Fedchock on trombone and Tito Carillo on trumpet.

All performances are free and open to the public.

While the Jazz Ensemble is Northwest's premiere, audition-based jazz ensemble, both the Jazz and Studio Jazz 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 www.nwmissouri.edu/finearts/. For more information about the concert, contact Richardson at billr@nwmissouri.edu.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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