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Feb. 5, 2019

Community Connections group hosting Jazz Speakeasy March 9

By Tara Garcia, communication assistant

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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Connections group at Northwest Missouri State University will host its second Jazz Speakeasy, featuring sounds and sights from the 1920-era.

The event is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the J. W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. The Jazz Speakeasy is a social evening to bring together community members and Northwest employees.

“Attendees will enter the decorated speakeasy by the password, received with the online registration, through a ‘secret door,’” Carolyn Johnson, a research librarian who is helping to organize the event, said. “The night is an opportunity to meet new people, dress like its 1920s if they want, contribute to a good cause and enjoy some good times.”

The Northwest Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, under the direction of Professor of Music Dr. William Richardson, will perform jazz and blues standards. Adam Gonzales, a coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion, will provide recorded music between each jazz set. Refreshments and a cash bar will be offered by Northwest Catering.

The event is a come-and-go fundraiser with proceeds going to Northwest's Pay It Forward Fund for emergency student needs.

Individuals interested in attending must register online before Monday, Feb. 28, by visiting The registration fee is $30 per person. 

For more information about the event, contact Carolyn Johnson at the B.D. Owens Library at or 660.562.1534.


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