UW-Superior Jazz Band and Big Time Jazz Orchestra in special scholarship concert

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department presents its Jazz Band with the Big Time Jazz Orchestra in a special Scholarship Concert on Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Manion Theatre. Proceeds from the concert will go toward a scholarship for a UW-Superior music major for excellence in Jazz Studies. Submitted / UW-Superior

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department presents its Jazz Band with the Big Time Jazz Orchestra in a special Scholarship Concert on Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Manion Theatre. Proceeds from the concert will go toward a scholarship for a UW-Superior music major for excellence in Jazz Studies.

This concert will feature selections written and performed by Big Time Jazz Orchestra interim artistic director Bob Kase. Previously the chair of the music department at UW-Stevens Point, Kase now serves as the dean of fine arts at UMD.

“We’re excited to feature Bob Kase as a soloist,” said Dr. Greg Kehl Moore, Professor of Music and Jazz Program Director at UW-Superior. “He’s a terrific player and a good guy.”

The 17-piece UW-Superior Jazz Band, which recently claimed second place in the big band competition at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival, will open the concert performing a variety of styles that range from Latin to swing Oliver Nelson, Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The premier local professional big band, the Big Time Jazz Orchestra will play selections by Count Basie, Alan Baylock and Kase.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $10. The Manion Theatre is located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center at 1805 Catlin Ave.

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