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Backstage Jazz: Music from Television, Movies and Video Games Presented by Michigan Tech Music

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Saturday, October 28, 2023, 7:30 pm

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Head backstage for a rad evening of jazz covers of your favorite music from TV, movies, and video games. The Friday night performance will feature the R&D Big Band, the New Orleans stylings of the Workshop Brass Band, and Tech's premier Jazz ensemble, the Jazz Lab Band. The Saturday night concert will feature the Video Game Jazz Ensemble and The Jazz Lab Band.

What to Expect: Music from movies like Austin Powers and Spiderman, TV shows like Sanford and Sons and Family Guy, Anime shows like Cowboy Bebop, and many of your favorite video games! During the Jazz Lab Band's sets, enjoy a multi-media experience featuring clips of the original movies and shows, created by Hancock High School student Mikah Kotajarvi. 

PRESENTER | Michigan Tech Music
VENUE | Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Backstage
DURATION | approx. 2 hours, including intermission
TICKETS | Pay As You're Able ($15 Full Ticket Fee) What is this?
SEATING | Backstage seats


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. 

Michigan Tech Jazz, directed by Adam Meckler, brings the Keweenaw a wide range of jazz experiences performed by students, local performers, and national names. Its ensembles transform the Rozsa backstage into an intimate jazz club and blow off the roof with the annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Festival.

Adam Meckler joined the faculty at Michigan Tech Fall of 2019 after a decade-long career as a freelance trumpeter, composer, and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. While based in MN, he held faculty positions at McNally Smith College of Music, Macalester College, MCTC, and MacPhail Center For Music. 


Support for this event provided by the Janet Locatelli Fund, the Visual and Performing Arts Department, and its supporters. View current donors to the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

Pay As You're Able Ticketing

The Visual and Performing Arts Department believes that the foundation of an equitable and inclusive arts culture requires making events financially accessible to all. So, we are offering Pay as You're Able ticketing for all of our Michigan Tech Music and Michigan Tech Theatre events. Learn more


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Print and Digital Programs

Digital Program
The full program will be available online at least one day in advance for all devices and is compatible with most screen readers. 

Limited Print Program
Print programs containing limited show information will be available at the door.

Large-Print Program
A large-print version of the limited print program is available in advance online. A limited quantity is printed and available at the Rozsa Box Office.

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