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Jazz band to perform at Illinois College


The Great American Jazz Band will perform in Rammelkamp Chapel on Saturday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. as part of IC’s Fine Arts Series.

The six-piece band will present an exciting tribute to the heritage of New Orleans, with music, historical anecdotes and stories of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Joseph “King” Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Al Hirt and Pete Fountain.

These world-class jazz players have performed with such greats as The Dukes of Dixieland, The Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, The Olympia Brass Band, Cab Calloway, Al Hirt, Bill Watrous, Nat Adderley, Pee Wee Hunt, The Four Freshmen, The Modernaires, The Pied Pipers, and the big bands of Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Bill Holman, Clark Terry and Ray McKinley.

Individual tickets for the Illinois College Fine Arts Series are $15 each. Students of all ages receive free admission. Tickets are available for purchase in advance by phone at 217.245.3192 or at the door on event day.

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About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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