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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

April 8, 2008

Jump, jive and wail at the next Third Thursdays lecture series

Photo: John Salerno.

GREEN BAY-Tap your foot in time to Bebop and Cool Jazz melodies at the upcoming Downtown Third Thursdays Lecture Series April 17.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Prof. John Salerno, director of Jazz Studies, will present live and recorded jazz styles at this upcoming lecture, held noon until 12:45 p.m. at the Baylake Bank City Center, 301 N. Adams St., Suite 110. The event, occurring during the midst of Jazz History Month, is free and open to the public.

Salerno, of the Communication and the Arts academic program, teaches saxophone, composition, jazz ensemble and other jazz-related classes at UW-Green Bay.

Under his direction the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble has performed at both the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals in Europe.

As a saxophonist, Salerno has performed with a number of notable groups and artists, including The Spinners, The Jacksons, Engelbert Humperdinck, Roberta Flack and Joe Williams. He is also a published composer and arranger and has written books for a variety of styles and media.

The Downtown Third Thursdays series is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor at UW-Green Bay, the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association, Downtown Green Bay, Inc., Olde Main Street, Inc., and On Broadway, Inc. in collaboration with the UW-Green Bay Division of Outreach and Adult Access.

More information about the lecture series is available online at www.uwgb.edu/downtown/.

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08-86 | Contact: Mike Heine heinem@uwgb.edu, (920) 465-2526



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