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Drake Jazz Ensemble to perform pre-tour concert in Osceola

July 5, 2010
Members of Drake Jazz Ensemble One, under the direction of Fred and Patty Turner Professor of Jazz Studies Andrew Classen, will perform a free concert on Monday, July 5.

The open to the public event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Rotary Bandstand on Main Street in downtown Osceola. The band will perform selections from its upcoming European tour -- July 8 to July 21.

The tour will feature stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England, including performances at:

*    The North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

*    The Birmingham Jazz Festival in Birmingham, England

*    The Barber Institute of Fine Art in Birmingham, England

*    The Wigan International Jazz Festival in Wigan, England

Read more about the ensemble's trip to Europe at:http://www.drake.edu/news/db/official/archive.php?article=5845.