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Luther College Jazz Orchestra
To Perform in <<insert city name>>
DECORAH, Iowa – The Luther College Jazz Orchestra, the premier jazz ensemble of Luther College, will perform at <<insert time>> on <<insert date>>, at <<insert place>>, <<insert address>>.
The performance by the 20-member Jazz Orchestra is open to the public with a freewill donation.
Under the direction of Dr. Juan Tony Guzman, Associate Professor of Music and Education at Luther, the Jazz Orchestra has come to be recognized as one of the outstanding liberal arts college jazz ensembles in the Upper Midwest. Dr. Guzman, a native of the Dominican Republic and a 1990 Luther graduate, has been leading the ensemble through the many genres of jazz for over 17 years in addition to maintaining an active career as an arranger and band, orchestral, and choral conductor across the world.
The Jazz Orchestra is one of the four main touring ensembles of Luther College with an annual tour schedule including international travel every four years. Recent performances include the Festival No Improviso, in Curitiba, Brazil, the Iowa Jazz Championships, and the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. The Jazz Orchestra has recorded two albums, Transformations: Celebrating Jazz at Luther and On the Move, with a third album to be released in the fall of 2013.
Luther, a selective four-year college located in the scenic bluff country of northeast Iowa, has an enrollment of 2,500 students. The college has a long tradition of outstanding instrumental and vocal music programs.
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