Northern Jazz set to Perform Winter Concert at Northland on Mar. 7

Proceeds will support Northwest Minnesota Community Bands

Northern Jazz is set to entertain fans on Thursday, March 7 in the Gunderson Commons at Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls.

February 22, 2019 - Come out and cast off the winter doldrums with the Northern Jazz as they perform in the Gunderson Commons at Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls on Thursday, March 7. The doors will open at 6:30 with the music beginning at 7:00. A free will donation will be collected to support the Northwest Minnesota Community Bands, a local 501c3 that supports both the Northern Jazz and Northland Community Band. Light snacks and beverages are included for the audience to enjoy during the concert.

A wide variety of music will be played this evening with a heavy dose of Latin Jazz mixed in. Plenty of music to tap your feet to or dance to including swing era hits, jump swing and rock numbers with familiar titles like "In the Mood", "Little Brown Jug", "Star Dust", "Rock Around the Clock", and "Twist and Shout".The Latin Jazz music will include several styles including samba, calypso, mambo, rhumba, and bossa nova with titles like "Besame Mucho", "Havana", and "Mambo No. 5".

The Northern Jazz is a community-based instrumental jazz group under the direction of Linda Samuelson boasting a talented group of 20 musicians. On saxophone, we have Erin Wohl, Molly Fridstrom, Lacie Hovland, Deb Ernst, Lori Sorvig, Amanda Hawk, and Tom Hovland. Our trombone section is comprised of Reid Froiland, Jim Lehrer, Katie Hahn, and Ryan Schwarz. The members of the trumpet section are Mark Lehrer, Trandon Lehrer, Bob Dahlen, and LeRoy Ose. Rounding out our ensemble is the rhythm section including Brianna Geer, Regina Goodhall, Diane Bach, Edie Brandli, and Nate LaRoque. The Northern Jazz performs in and around the area for private and public events. If you are interested in having the Northern Jazz play for a specific function, you can contact Ms. Samuelson at 218-683-8717.

Northland Community and Technical College (Northland) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. Northland also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. Northland offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. Northland is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Northland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit or call 1.800.959.6282.