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Northern Jazz will Perform Winter Merriment Concert at Northland

Performance to be held February 28 on Northland’s Thief River Falls campus

February 10, 2020 — 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 Friday, February 28. The doors will open at 6:30 with the music beginning at 7:00. A $5 admission 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 musical favorites, many featuring area singers including swing hits like “At Last,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” featuring guest vocalist Sherry Knott, who will also sing up-tempo numbers like “Birdland” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.” We will also call on the talents of Jim Lehrer to sing a variety of pieces including funk/disco hit “Boogie Shoes” and pop hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.” Our other singers include Linda Samuelson, Mark Lehrer, and Brianna Geer. In addition to the variety of vocal numbers, we’ll be playing some band-only pieces as well like “Pick Up the Pieces” “Grazing in the Grass,” “Heartache Tonight,” and “What is Hip?” for what is bound to be an entertaining evening.

The Northern Jazz is a community-based instrumental jazz group under the direction of Linda Samuelson boasting a talented group of 21 musicians. On saxophone, we have Lacie Hovland, Amber Samuelson, Deb Ernst, Michelle Naplin, Lori Sorvig, Amanda Hawk, and Tom Hovland. Our trombone section is comprised of Reid Froiland, Jim Lehrer, and Sarah Vogel. The members of the trumpet section are Mark Lehrer, Katie Hahn, Bob Dahlen, and LeRoy Ose. Rounding out our ensemble is the rhythm section including Brianna Geer, Regina Goodhall, Diane Bach, Edie Brandli, Greg Bowen, 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, Minnesota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Northland also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and a satellite site in Roseau, Minnesota. 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 third-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. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit www.northlandcollege.edu or call 1.800.959.6282.

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