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UNI Jazz Band One to travel to Iowa City

October 30, 2003

Christopher Merz, UNI director of jazz studies, (319) 273-3077
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music's Jazz Band One will travel to Iowa City for a clinic and performance, Thursday, Nov. 6.

The band, directed by Christopher Merz, UNI director of jazz studies, will perform at Iowa City's West High School. West High was the winner of the Class 4A Iowa Jazz championship last year and is home to several promising recruits.

A performance with the University of Iowa's top jazz band, Johnson County Landmark, will take place at 9:30 p.m. at The Mill Restaurant. The performance is free and open to the public.

UNI Jazz Band One, the UNI School of Music's top jazz performing group, has received many awards and honors and appeared at festivals throughout the United States and Europe. The band has received three Outstanding Performance Awards in the collegiate big band category of 'Downbeat' magazine's Annual Student Music Awards, and has recorded 12 CDs.

Members of the UNI Jazz Band One traveling to Iowa City include __(name)__ from __(hometown)__, who plays __(instrument)__.

For more information, contact Christopher Merz, (319) 273-3077.

Note: to obtain a list of the students, please contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 319-273-2761.