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Concert set for Feb. 15 at OUS

The Ohio University-Athens Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Matt James, will perform at Ohio University Southern in the Riffe Rotunda at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Admission is $10, tickets are available at the performance and OU students are admitted free with ID.

The jazz performance experience at Ohio University-Athens features two big bands, jazz combos and the Jazz Percussion Ensemble. Auditions are held for all of these ensembles each semester and are open to all students regardless of major or field of study.

These groups perform on and off campus concerts, runouts, tours and consistent contact with guest artists provide students with a variety of performance opportunities. Students also benefit from a broad range of jazz studies courses, including jazz improvisation, jazz history, jazz theory, jazz arranging and jazz ensemble conducting.

Each spring the Ohio University Jazz Festival features a full week of performances and presentations by world-renowned guest artists. There are also performances by students, OU jazz faculty, Athens-based ensembles and selected high school jazz ensembles in concerts, clubs and informal jam sessions throughout the week. Keep an eye on www.athensjazzfestival.org for details.