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At the Parish House Presents
Hot Jazz for a Cold January
January 29
3 pm
Emmanuel Parish House
105 East Washington Street

Members of the Shenandoah University Conservatory Jazz Department will warm up everyone in January with a performance of music from the Hot Jazz era. The concert is part of Emmanuel Church’s “At the Parish House” per-forming arts series and takes place on Sunday, January 29 in Middleburg. The Conservatory’s Hot Jazz Ensemble will feature trumpet, trombone, saxophone piano, bass and drum selections that include New Orleans Blues and Swing from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

The ensemble will consist of select students from Shenandoah’s Conservatory, and Dr. Matthew Niess, director of Jazz Studies and professor of trombone. The group’s roots can be traced back to the 1950s when the Conservatory had one of the first collegiate jazz ensembles in the country. Over the years, the university’s jazz groups have toured China, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Germany, Spain, France and Senegal, and won acclaim at multiple major jazz festivals. Many graduates have gone on to prominent careers in jazz.

The concert is Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Parish House, 105 East Washington St. in Middleburg. Reservations are recommended, but not required (540-687-6297). A donation of $10 is suggested, but no one is turned away. Come ready for a hot time on a cold January afternoon!

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