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Norman Jazz Festival Concert

High school students from across Northern Manitoba will be in The Pas this weekend for the Norman Jazz Festival.


The event on Sunday will play host to jazz bands from Thompson, Flin Flon, and The Pas.


This will also give students an opportunity to take part in jazz concert clinics that will be running.


MBCI’s Band director Heather Gibson talks about the event:


"This is the first that we've been able to offer it since 2019.  Thanks to the pandemic.  So this is an excellent enrichment weekend for our jazz band students in the north.  Over the course of the weekend, our students will work with seven professional jazz musicians and educators from the Winnipeg Brandon area.


"And the students will have the opportunity to learn about some jazz performance, jazz improvisation instrument specific instruction, arranging and working within their ensemble."


The Norman Jazz Festival is unique because it happens early in the season, and runs as more of a workshop to promote musical growth.


The event runs for students through the entire weekend and will culminate with performances open to the public on Sunday at the MBCI at 2:30.

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