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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Northwestern High School To Host Jazz Discovery Music Festival

The 2010 Northwestern High School Jazz Discovery Music Festival will be on Saturday, March 20th, on the campus of Northwestern High School.

The featured artist this year is Steve Smith’s Vital Legacy which features Steve Smith on drums, Andy Fusco on sax, Vinny Valentino on guitar, Barron Browne on bass and Mark Soskin on piano. The Winthrop University Jazz Ensemble, with guest soloists Will Campbell, Jim Ketch, Matt Olson, and Rick Simerly, will complete what is sure to be an unforgettable evening of jazz. The evening concert begins at 7:30 pm in the Northwestern High School Auditorium. In addition, the festival will also include performances by high school and middle school bands from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina throughout the day as well as clinics and master classes with the festival clinicians and members of Vital Legacy at 3:15 p.m. The Northwestern High School Senior Jazz Ensemble will perform at 2:30 with special guest soloist Steve Smith. The high school performances and the master class are free and open to the public. For additional information please visit the festival web site at .

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