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November 28, 2000

CSUS Kicks Off Winter Jass Festival

Explore Americaís musical roots and all that jazz at the California State University, Sacramento 10th annual Winter Jazz Festival Dec. 8 and 9.

Festivities get under way with a concert beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8 at the Music Recital Hall by the Folsom High School Jazz Choir, the American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the award winning CSUS Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by professor Julie Adams. 

The festival continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 and will feature more than 45 local junior high, high school and college jazz bands, as well as a performance by renowned trumpet player Bobby Shew.

Shew, a former member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the Buddy Rich Big Band, has had his trumpet work featured on many hit television series including Don Kirschnerís Rock Concert,Happy Days,Hawaii 5-0, and Eight Is Enough. His work on soundtracks includes Grease I and II, The Muppet Movie and Taxi.

In addition to a busy touring and recording schedule, Shew has acted as the as the National Trumpet Chairman for the International Association of Jazz Educators for the past 16 years.

Shew will perform at the festival with the Capitol Jazz Project at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at the CSUS Music Recital Hall.

Tickets to the festival events range from $4 to $6 and are available at the CSUS Ticket Box Office, (916) 278-4323 or at Tickets.com, (916) 766-2277. Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour prior to performances.

For more information call the CSUS department of music at (916) 278-5155. Media assistance is available from the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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