February 9, 2006

Sacramento State hosts statewide jazz festival

Sacramento State's jazz studies department will host the prestigious 4th Annual All-State Collegiate Jazz Festival on Feb. 25 and 26 in the University's Capistrano Hall. The festival features two concerts open to the public and a discussion panel with acclaimed jazz artists.

The annual event is sponsored by the California Institute for the Preservation of Jazz, an organization that encompasses 16 CSU campuses in educational, artistic and outreach activities statewide. The group was created by act of the California Legislature in 1994.

A private concert and reception for State Legislators will also be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Capitol Rotunda as part of the festival.

Sacramento State's own Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Singers will perform with the Collegiate All-State Rhythm Sections, trumpeter Warren Gale and saxophonist Mike McMullen in a concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall. The following day a panel will discuss "The Life and Music of Joe Henderson," at 1 p.m. in Capistrano Hall 151. Admission to the discussion is free.

The second concert, starring the All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the All-State Jazz Ensemble and Warren Gale will begin at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall.

Tickets for the two concerts are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors. For tickets call the Sacramento State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com. For more information call The Sac State Jazz Studies department at (916) 278-7987, e-mail roach@csus.edu or visit www.csus.edu/music/jazz. For media assistance call the Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.

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