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Department of Music to present Jazz Night November 4

ISSUED: 22 October 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Department of Music is hosting a night of jazz at the Frank Center Theater on Tuesday, November 4, at 8 p.m. with the Shepherd University Jazz Ensembles and Lab Band and the Jazz Combos. A wide range of music will be performed, featuring works by Basie, Radiohead, Keezer, Brookmeyer, and many more.

The Jazz Ensembles and Lab Band are under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams, assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies. Kevin Pace, adjunct music professor, directs the Jazz Combos.

The Shepherd University Jazz Ensemble has performed throughout the East Coast and Europe and is in great demand as a feature band in jazz festivals around the globe. Invited to the world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003, the Jazz Ensemble played throughout Switzerland and Italy on a nine-day concert tour. In 1999, the band took its Ellington Tour to England and France. In the United States it has been featured at the Longwood, the Blue Ridge, and the East Coast Jazz Festivals, as well as at regional festivals throughout Virgina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. The ensemble was recently featured in the Friends of Music annual Tuxedo Junction gala in May.

General admission to Jazz Night is $10 for adults; $5 for Shepherd faculty, staff, alumni, seniors, and students 18 and under; and free to Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID, and Friends of Music MAC cardholders. Admission and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations are not taken. The box office opens one hour prior to performance. For more information call 304-876-5555 or visit

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