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Prairie State College Hosting Annual Skyway Jazz Festival

Prairie State College Hosting Annual Skyway Jazz Festival [10/23/2015]

Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting the 2015 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Jazz Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium, located on the college’s main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

The event is an annual festival of jazz bands and combos from schools in the conference, who will perform and be rated by a panel of jazz clinicians. Schools represented include College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, McHenry County College, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Oakton Community College, PSC, and Waubonsee Community College.

The morning opens with the college performances and jazz workshops. Afterwards, there will be a judges’ performance and awards ceremony. Among the clinicians who will be featured in the afternoon performance are Diane Ellis on saxophone, Coco Elysses on drums, Sam Hankins on trumpet and Marlene Rosenberg on bass. 

For more information, contact PSC Professor Valerie Nicholson at (708) 709-3742 or vnicholson@prairiestate.edu.