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Jazz Orchestra Concert
Art Performances & Education Calendar
What better way to usher in the spring than listening to vibrant, infectious and creative jazz! Come hear the Luther College Jazz Orchestra at 7:30 PM on April 16th, in the Center for Faith and Life. Under the direction of Juan Tony Guzman, 20 talented student musicians will present a fantastic evening of music. The concert is open to the public; a freewill offering will be taken.
Luther College - Center for Faith and Life 700 College Drive Decorah, IA 52101
As one of Luther’s four major touring ensembles, the Jazz Orchestra travels annually and tours abroad every four years—most recently in May/June 2016 to Brazil for a three-week, 13 performance immersion in the musical cultures of Rio de Janeiro and the northeastern states of Paraíba, Pernambuco, and Rio Grande do Norte. The ensemble also traveled to Brazil in 2012 and 2008, and toured the Dominican Republic in 2000 and 2004.
In addition to regular performances on the Luther College campus, the Jazz Orchestra has been featured at the Iowa Jazz Championships and Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. Guest artists and clinicians on campus in recent years include Danilo Pérez, the Vangaurd Jazz Orchestra, Luciana Souza, Kenny Barron, David Sanchez, and Kurt Elling. The Luther College Center Stage Series and Music Department regularly include professional jazz artists on their performance calendars.