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December 14, 2019

10/24/2019 7:25:00 AM
UW-Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble to perform in Wabeno Oct. 31

The UW-Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Marty Robinson, is the premiere jazz group at the university. The ensemble will perform in the Wabeno Area Players Fine Arts Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Nancy Volk Auditorium at Wabeno High School.

In addition to being the premiere jazz group at the university, the jazz ensemble travels to national jazz festivals and often tours regionally to high schools around Wisconsin and the upper Midwest, according to a Wabeno Players press release. The ensemble plays a wide variety of jazz big-band music, from the early swing era to classic '60s jazz to '80s jazz fusion to modern jazz, including everything in between, and prides itself on the ability to switch gears musically and present a rich and wide array of great jazz music, often featuring new composers and arrangers as well.

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for students (ages 9-18). Call 800-838-3006 or order online at Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6 p.m.

Before the concert

During the day of the performance a clinic will be held with the UW-Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble and area school students. Any schools wishing to participate should call 715-889-1606 or email

In addition, the Rebel boys basketball team will host a Spaghetti Dinner before the concert starting at 5 p.m. They are raising money for the team to play Crivitz Dec. 14 at the FiServ Forum (Milwaukee Bucks arena). The dinner will be $6 per person.

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