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Montevideo American-News
  • Flood of Jazz is April 25

  • “You can expect the trumpets to bite like sharks, saxophones that make the sun rise on its own and you should expect the dark bowels of the earth to rise with the trombones,” said Robert Baca, from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. “All in rhythm with the rhythm section.”
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  • “You can expect the trumpets to bite like sharks, saxophones that make the sun rise on its own and you should expect the dark bowels of the earth to rise with the trombones,” said Robert Baca, from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  “All in rhythm with the rhythm section.”
     
    Baca, who is a trumpet player and professor, was in Montevideo over the weekend, working the Jazz groups in preperation for the “Flood of Jazz” performance which is scheduled for April 25.
     
    The 14th Annual Flood of Jazz will be held at the Hollywood in downtown Montevideo on Friday, April 25.
     
    The show will begin at 6:30 pm with the Montevideo Middle School Jazz band kicking things off.
     
    Hard at work
    Baca, along with Montevideo Band Director Jennifer Rosen, has a number of surprises planned for the evening.
     
    “Some of the songs we have worked on since the beginning of the year,” said Rosen.  “We have performed a few for concerts and contest.  Many of the Jazz 1 tunes are new and will fit the 40s and 50s theme.”
     
    Baca was pleased with how prepared and respectfull the Jazz band students were.
    “I expected them to be much more shy,” he said. “But they jumped right in. I am excited by how well they play. That is a testament to their band director.”
     
    Dessert will be served at intermission (between Jazz 2 and vocal jazz).
    Page 2 of 2 - All-in-all it will be a night you’ll be excited to be a part of.
     
    “The 14th Annual Flood of Jazz is going to be one you won’t want to miss!” said Rosen.  
     
    “Each of the ensembles have put in numerous hours rehearsing their sets and are excited to perform for a full house!  Come join us for an evening of “Swingin’ and Singin’!””
     
    “Come out not just to hear good music, but to be enertained,” added Baca. “And you might want to bring your dancing shoes.”

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