Jazz Festival

ABERDEEN, S.D. – At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, the Northern State University Music Department will present its Spring Jazz Concert in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater.

The concert will feature the 1 O’clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Terry Beckler, and the 2 O’clock Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Dr. Grant Manhart.

Guest artists with the 2 O’clock Jazz Ensemble will be local pianist Ron Parker; visiting traveling nurse and jazz and pop singer “Izzy”; professor of woodwinds and jazz, Fritz Hemke; and Dr. Travis Netzer, professor of low brass and bands.

The groups will play a variety of styles including “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You,” made famous by trombonist and band leader Tommy Dorsey, performed by Junior Music Major Noelle Nemmers.

Also performed will be a few modern pieces, including “Song for My Father” by Horace Silver; “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire; and a very new piece by “Too Many Zooz,” featuring Travis Netzer on tuba.

Tickets for the event will cost $10 at the door or $5 for senior citizens. All students are admitted free. For more information, contact the NSU School of Fine Arts at 605-626-2497.

About Northern State University  

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.