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CWU Hosts US Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra October 5

Enjoy a rare concert by the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra at Central Washington University! The Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra comes together only once a year for a two-week tour. The concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 5 in the Music Building Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Formed in 2008, the orchestra and is comprised of the top jazz players from across the ten United States Marine Corps Field Bands, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, and "The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.

This 20-piece jazz orchestra has toured annually for almost a decade, performing American and Latin Jazz in the styles of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others. The All Stars have played at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center (in a performance featuring Bob Mintzer), the Berklee College of Music, the Illinois State Music Conference, and a Northwestern University showcase with guest soloist Victor Goines. This year, the band will perform at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival, among others.

Parking in the CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and in residence hall lots.

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,