Eau Claire Jazz Plans Big Band Extravaganza
In conjunction with UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire Jazz has put together an exciting jazz event for all ages that will feature UWEC’s Jazz I and II ensembles. The festival, appropriately named the Big Band Extravaganza, will also include dancers from the university organization Two to Tango and soloists Dixie Duffey, Christine Hitt, and Cathy Reitz. Both jazz ensembles, under the direction of Robert Baca and Dr. Jeffery Crowell, will be performing hits from the Big Band Era from artists such as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and George Gershwin. There will be an evening show on Friday, September 23 and a matinee on Tuesday, September 27. Tickets for the evening show are $18 and $15 for the matinee. Student tickets will be available as well for only $5 at each show. Group discounts and dinner/show packages are also available.