UW-Superior Jazz Band to hold special performance in Duluth

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Jazz Band will perform with the home-grown rock band the Circuit Breakers in a special concert Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at The Rex in Duluth.

The Jazz Meets Rock show will include the two bands each playing a short set before finishing the evening with a combined performance that will include music from James Brown, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars, among others.

“Several years ago I hit upon the idea of combining forces with the rock band I play with – the Circuit Breakers” said Greg Kehl Moore, UW-Superior professor of Jazz Ensembles and Saxophone.

The 17-piece UW-Superior Jazz Band, directed by Moore, will perform music by Count Basie, the Modern Jazz Quartet, John Clayton and Michael Philip Mossman.

The Circuit Breakers include Moore, keyboards, sax and vocals; Bobby Purdy, guitar, sax and vocals; Bill Moulder, bass and vocals; Greg Berthiaune, drums and vocals; and Nick Hyde, violin.

“This is a chance for students to check out what I do with the Circuit Breakers,” said Moore. “It’s a terrific rock band. We’re proud of the work we do, and it’s nice to be able to combine with the students to put on a concert.”

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for students with a valid ID. Individuals under 21 will be admitted to this show. The Rex is located in Fitger’s at 600 E Superior St in Duluth.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is a nationally recognized public liberal arts institution of more than 2,400 students in the Superior-Duluth, Minn., metropolitan area. UW-Superior has more than 50 program offerings, select online and graduate programs, competitive Division III athletics programs, continuing education, research and scholarship programs that support the community and region.

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