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SWOSU Receives $6,000 Grant for Jazz Festival
September 4, 2009
Dr. Keith Talley and the SWOSU Department of Music recently received a $6,000 grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council to assist with hosting the 40th Annual SWOSU Jazz Festival on the Weatherford campus.
The SWOSU Jazz Festival will be held February 11-12, 2010. Internationally-known jazz musician Byron Stripling will be the primary guest artist. There will also be performances by the SWOSU Jazz Ensemble "A" and a clinic/demonstration by the featured artists.
The SWOSU Music Department's goals with this project are two-fold, according to Talley. The first goal is to give students, teachers and the public the opportunity to hear and talk with jazz performers from around the world; the second is to give students the opportunity to perform alongside these outstanding artists.
Different events are scheduled throughout both days. A free concert featuring the guest artists is held on February 11, and minimal fees are charged for two concerts that are held on February 12 at 1 and 8 p.m.
For more information, contact the SWOSU Music Department at (580) 774-3708.