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What: Windhover Center for the Arts and Fond du Lac Jazz Festival present the 29th annual weekend of fine jazz music!
Where: Windhover Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac.
When:
Friday, April 27, 2012
Marian University Jazz Studies groups open followed by Tony Scodwell & the Lighthouse Big.
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
Marian groups: 7:30p.m.
Tony Scodwell & the Lighthouse Big Band: 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Marian University Jazz Studies groups open followed by Scott Whitfield & Ginger Berglund with the Lighthouse Big Band.
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
Marian groups: 7:30p.m.
Scott Whitfield & Ginger Berglund with the Lighthouse Big Band: 8:00 p.m.

Cost:
Singles: Two Day Ticket: $25 / One Day Ticket: $15
Tables: Two Day $140 / One Day $80

Tickets available at Mike's Music, Windhover Center for the Arts, and The Goldsmith

Contact: Brian Lydeen (920) 923-7605 Director of Jazz Studies, Marian University
Or Kevin Miller (920) 921-5410 Executive Director, Windhover Center for the Arts

2012 Fond du Lac Jazz Festival - Thursday Saturday, April 2628, 2012 at the Windhover Center for the Arts

The 29th Annual Fond du Lac Jazz Festival returns as the longest running jazz festival in Wisconsin. This year's lineup features not one but three very talented guests artists who are sure to delight audiences. Friday night's performances will lead off with the jazz studies groups from Marian University under the direction of David Hein and festival coordinator, Brian Lydeen. Following that, Fond du Lac's own Lighthouse Big Band under the direction of Brian Lydeen will take the stage and warm up with a few numbers for Wisconsin native and Beloit born trumpeter, Tony Scodwell. Tony is the consummate artist, and has played with anybody and everybody in the big band and show world. He has played, toured and recorded with the likes of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Harry James Band, Buddy Rich's Band, and the Doc Severinson Tonight Big Band.

During his years in Nevada, which is where he currently resides, Tony has also worked with artists that include Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, among many other too numerous to include. Tony will be performing selections from his own Tony Scodwell Big Band repertoire featuring his own arrangements of big band era classics like Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing" and Duke Ellington's "Happy Go Lucky".

Tony will also be giving a free trumpet masterclass at the Windhover on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. that is open to the public.

The Saturday concert will feature once again the Marian jazz groups and the Lighthouse Big Band warming up the stage for trombonist and vocalist Scott Whitfield and vocalist Ginger Berglund. Their performances are sure to conjure up memories of Jackie and Roy. Trombonist Scott Whitfield is also a very accomplished composer and arranger and is supplying all of the arrangements and material for their performance with the Lighthouse Band. Both of them host a very extensive list of credits. Between the two of them, they have performed with jazz greats from Flora Purim and Joe Farrell to Lionel Hampton and Frank Wells, as well as entertainers including Jerry Lewis, Rita Moreno, Robert Gullet, and Natalie Cole.



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