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Free Jazz Fest to Feature College and Professional Musicians

Music from seven area community college jazz bands and four well-known jazz musicians promises to make the 2013 Skyway Jazz Festival one spectacular event. 

An annual event sponsored by the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference, this year’s festival takes place on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. 

From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Academic and Professional Center, jazz bands from seven area community colleges will perform, including Elgin Community College, College of Lake County, McHenry County College, Moraine Valley Community College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College and Waubonsee. 

At 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium, the festival’s four judges, saxophonist Richie Cole, trumpeter Brian Finn, bassist Larry Gray and percussionist Vern Spevak, hit the stage for a special concert. 

All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call (630) 466-7900, ext. 2921.