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Jazz Festival set for Nov. 1 in Estherville

October 17, 2017

Music, education and entertainment will come together again for the 27th annual Jazz Festival at Wednesday, Nov. 1 on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.

The festival will again feature the returning jazz trio of Joey Gulizia, percussion; Tony Gulizia, vocals and keyboards; and Andy Hall, bass.

The traditional school clinic begins at 9 a.m. with a presentation on the “Giants of Jazz” in the Estherville gymnasium, as the Jazz Trio teaches attendees about the lives and careers of great players and singers of jazz through their music. The public is invited to attend this free performance. 

Clinics on subjects such as jazz improvisation, percussion and bass begin at 10 a.m. and the afternoon is filled with clinics for high school jazz bands.

The concluding concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the gym on the Estherville Campus of Iowa Lakes, and will feature the guest jazz artists: Joey, Tony, Hall, and the Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and children. 

Trombone players learn to improvise at previous Jazz Festival at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Trombone players learn to improvise at previous Jazz Festival at Iowa Lakes Community College.

Jazz musician Tony Gulizia works with a piano player from Hinton High School at a previous Jazz Festival at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Jazz musician Tony Gulizia works with a piano player from Hinton High School at a previous Jazz Festival at Iowa Lakes Community College.

For More Information:

Carol Ayres, professor of instrumental music, at cayres@iowalakes.edu or 712-330-3647

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