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Michigan Tech Music Presents: The Jazz Problem - Duke Ellington and Percy Granger

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Friday, September 30, 2022 6 pm

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MICHIGAN TECH MUSIC PRESENTS

THE JAZZ PROBLEM

DUKE ELLINGTON AND PERCY GRANGER

PERFORMED BY THE SUPERIOR WIND SYMPHONY

PROGRAM

Run Time TBD | Public Welcome | Bring Your Own Chair

We look back at the Etude Magazine article from 100 years ago entitled: "The Jazz Problem" and play as much music by the doubters and the enthusiasts as we can.

Content Considerations // outdoor event; bring your own seating

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ABOUT

Michigan Tech Music, part of the Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts Department, offers ten music performance groups: bands, orchestra, jazz, and choral ensembles that expose students, faculty, and the community to the artistic and communicative values of music and the power it has to change lives.

Superior Wind Symphony is an auditioned ensemble of winds and percussion that performs the music of composers spanning five centuries, living and not, from all genders, ethnicities, and genres. 

Mike Christianson, the conductor of the Superior Wind Symphony and Director of Bands at Michigan Tech University, represents the fifth consecutive generation in his family to become a band director. Originally from Fargo, ND, Mr. Christianson moved to the NYC area, where he became an integral part of the Broadway community, holding a low brass chair or subbing on 44 different Broadway shows. Dr. Christianson is an advocate for new wind music, and has solo or co-commissioned new works from John Hollenbeck, Lawton Hall, Kathryn Salfelder, Michael Weinstein, Kenneth Amis, Libby Meyer (2), Steven Bryant, and Katherine Bergman.

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