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  • UW-Superior Jazz Singer Extravaganza returns to Grandma’s Sports Garden

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    November 20, 2019
    For the first time in three years, the University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department will hold its Jazz Singer Extravaganza at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Duluth on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
    “Due to scheduling reasons, we weren’t able to get into the Sports Garden,” said Greg Kehl Moore, Professor of Music and Jazz Program Director. “This will be our return after a three-year absence. Management has graciously given us access to their space, and we’re really excited because we’ve enjoyed our previous performances there.”
    The evening will feature student singers Taylor Jones, Sawyer Jones, Aine Miller, Taryn Pederson and Tori Thompson with the UW-Superior Jazz Band performing tunes that range from George Gershwin and Ella Fitzgerald to Stevie Wonder and Norah Jones.
    “Grandma’s Sports Garden is a setting more in keeping with the history of jazz,” said Moore. “Jazz was not typically performed in concert halls. It was performed in clubs of different types. Jazz has always had one foot in the world of commerce – a way of attracting customers. The artistic side of jazz didn’t really arise until relatively recently. This is a way to get back to the roots of jazz.”
    The event is free, but a donation is suggested. Grandma’s Sports Garden is located at 425 S. Lake Ave. in Duluth. For questions or additional information, call (715) 394-8115 or email music@uwsuper.edu. Event link: https://www.uwsuper.edu/calendar/jazz-vocal-extravaganza_calendar359102145

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