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SWOSU Jazz Festival Planned February 10-12

January 31, 2005

The festival will feature several guest artists including trumpet player Tom Williams and vocalist Delores King Williams, both of Washington, D.C., and drummer Drori Mondlak of New York City.

The 35th annual Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Festival is February 10-12 on the Weatherford campus and will feature several guest artists including trumpet player Tom Williams and vocalist Delores King Williams, both of Washington, D.C., and drummer Drori Mondlak of New York City.

The SWOSU Jazz Ensemble “A”, directed by Dr. Terry Segress, will also play a big part in the festival.

The first concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Music Building. Admission is free, but seating is limited for this concert.

The two main jazz festival concerts will be held on Friday, February 11, at 1 and 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus. General admission tickets are $12.50 and student tickets are $5.

Tickets for the concerts are now available by calling the SWOSU Music Department at (580) 774-3708.

On Friday night at 7 p.m., the SWOSU alumni jazz band will perform in the Fine Arts Center.

On Saturday, February 12, several alumni and friends events are planned including alumni concert band and alumni chorus concerts. The alumni choir and Southwestern Singers will perform at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday followed by the alumni concert band and Southwestern Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m., both in the Fine Arts Center. The public is invited, and admission is free.

The alumni chorus is being directed by recently retired Dr. Charles Chapman and the alumni concert band by Dr. James South.

In addition to the two Williams and Mondlak, other featured performers at this year’s SWOSU Jazz Festival are saxophonist Michael Cox, trombonist Robert Chambers, saxophonist and keyboard player David Hanson, and bassist Lynn Seaton.

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