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  • Concert jazz band's new CD is all-student effort of writing, arranging

    On the Concert Jazz Band's latest CD "Freeplay," 11 of the tracks are original compositions, written by UI jazz performance students, and all 17 tunes on the CD were arranged by the students in the band.

    On the Concert Jazz Band's latest CD "Freeplay," 11 of the tracks are original compositions, written by UI jazz performance students, and all 17 tunes on the CD were arranged by the students in the band.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      On the Concert Jazz Band's latest CD "Freeplay," 11 of the tracks are original compositions, written by UI jazz performance students, and all 17 tunes on the CD were arranged by the students in the band.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      The 9-year-old jazz program has lured well-known musicians to join the faculty (all full-time, no adjunct), and those professors have attracted talented students, such as Matt Hughes, the jazz divisions' bass teaching assistant.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      The current Concert Jazz Band.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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