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October 5 , 2007

                                                                               

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:          Mike Andrews

                        (202) 274-5685

 

                       

 

 

Legacy of Great Jazz Continues at University of the District of Columbia with JAZZAlive

 

 

            Washington, DC – Join us for an evening of great jazz as the legacy continues with a showcase of the outstanding musicians and ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia Jazz Studies Program.

 

            On Monday, October 29, 2007, at 8:00 P.M. the UDC Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Allyn Johnson kick off another year of JAZZAlive with the third annual showcase celebrating the legacy of Calvin Jones. Jones was director of the Jazz Studies Program from 1976-2004 and a legendary figure in the Washington, D.C. community.

 

            The evening will feature the University’s powerhouse big band – always “in the pocket” as Jones would say – and once again treat jazz lovers to UDC’s exciting resident group – the Calvin Jones Legacy Ensemble. Produced by the Jazz Studies Program and the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, the event opens this year’s Scholarship Benefit Series and caps off UDC Homecoming 2007.

 

            Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at the Music Program, Bldg. 46-West, UDC Van Ness Campus, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, or online at www.InstantSeats.com. Tickets will also be available at the University Auditorium door on the night of the performance. The University Auditorium (Bldg. 46-East) is conveniently located on Metro’s Red Line at the Van Ness–UDC stop.

 

            Contact Judith Korey at 202.274.5803 or JazzAlive@udc.edu for more information.

 

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            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.

 

 (Concert flier follows)

 

            Jazz Alive

 

 

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            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.