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Best Jazz Band

Do you like jazz? If so, these cool cats are your local source of quality jazz tunes. The Sue Orfield Band expands on its namesake’s talents by adding layered instrumentation, which contributes to their dynamic live shows. Jazz music continues to be an essential part of the foundation of music education, and the Grammy-nominated UW-Eau Claire Jazz I ensemble offers students the chance to perform the genre at its highest level. And when she’s not teaching music, Cathy Reitz and 7 Swing shows the Chippewa Valley community just how much you’ll want to swing into the jazz scene. –Parker Reed