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KU School of Music Jazz Festival to present After Hours Jazz Sessions

Friday, February 25, 2011

The KU School of Music is pleased to present the 34th Annual KU Jazz Festival on March 4-5, and a new component to this year';s festival is the KU Jazz Festival After Hours Jazz Sessions held at The Oread--All Seasons Den (1200 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS), Friday and Saturday evening, March 4-5, from 10pm-12:30am.

These jazz sessions will feature various performers from the KU Jazz Festival: Friday evening performers include pianist and KU graduate Nick Weiser and saxophonist and Eastman School of Music graduate Will Cleary. Wayne Hawkins, KU lecturer in jazz piano, will headline the Saturday evening session, and on both Friday and Saturday evenings Jeff Harshbarger, KU lecturer in jazz bass, and Sam Wisman, Kansas City jazz drummer, will perform.

Admission to these sessions is free; cash bar and food will be available.

The After Hours Jazz Sessions are sponsored by Reach Out Kansas, Inc., The Oread and the KU School of Music.

For more information, contact 785-864-4389 or 785-864-9742. $5 valet parking available.



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