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Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Perform At Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Sept. 26
A foot-stomping blend of two-beat Dixieland melody and improvised jazz will bring the first-ever Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts audience to its feet as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes to the stage at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 26. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band's performance will serve as the kick-off event for the inaugural 2003-2004 Arts Presenting Season.
"Owens' Center for Fine and Performing Arts is proud to welcome such a nationally-recognized group as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Northwest Ohio," said Amanda Long, Owens Operations Manager for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. "Individuals attending the event are in for a soulful, energetic performance which is built upon the foundation of rich and long-standing New Orleans jazz traditions."
Long added, "The Preservation Hall Jazz Band's awe-inspiring show is a great way to kick-off what will be an exciting inaugural season in the new Center for Fine and Performing Arts."
Touring for more than 25 years, the seven-member band is named for the historic Preservation Hall located in New Orleans' French Quarter. Originally built as a residence in the 1750s, Preservation Hall is well know as a renowned music hall which is committed to preserving the New Orleans jazz tradition. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band intermixes traditional jazz with contemporary styles of improvisation to produce an array of stirring music that has resonated around the world.
Consisting of musicians who range in age from 31 to 88, the group will provide the audience with a rich taste of Mardi Gras while performing traditional favorites "Basin Street Blues", "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "When the Saints Come Marching In".
For information regarding tickets to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band event or the College's 2003-2004 Arts Presenting Season schedule, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. ARTS or (567) 661-2787.
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 25 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.