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MC jazz workshop, festival

offers concert of students and pros


NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester College will culminate a two-day high school/MC student jazz workshop and festival with a concert by participating students and professional musicians Saturday night on campus.


“We are very excited about offering this wonderful opportunity to our students and area high schools,” said Scott Tomlison, event co-chair and assistant professor of music. “We are hoping to make this at least a semi-annual event and to bring in some of the finest jazz musicians in the country.”


Workshop participants will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium on Saturday, April 17. Admission is $3.


Jazz workshops are scheduled for area high school bands and the Manchester College Jazz Ensemble. Mark Buselli and Janiece Jaffe are guest clinicians and performers.


Buselli is the educational director for the Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra in Indianapolis and member of the Butler University faculty. He has appeared with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as a jazz trumpet soloist and with the Bloomington Symphony and Terre Haute Symphony as a conga drum soloist.


Jaffe, a jazz vocalist, has recorded three albums and was featured on the album Jazz from Bloomington. She resides in Bloomington, Ind.


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