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Purdue Jazz Festival
Start Date: 1/17/2013Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 1/17/2013End Time: 9:30 PM

Event Description
The three-day Purdue Jazz Festival, Jan. 17-19, opens today with a Community Jazz Showcase featuring Guest Trumpeter Leonard Foy with jazz bands from Harrison, Jefferson, McCutcheon and West Lafayette high schools. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Admission is free.

Friday highlights: Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet explores Duke Ellington's "Such Sweet Thunder," 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, Loeb Playhouse, Purdue Stewart Center. Call 764-494-3933 for tickets. Jazz Jam at Greyhouse Coffee in WL Village, 9 p.m. Jan. 18. No cover charge.

Saturday highlights: High school and middle school big band/combo competition, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Purdue Stewart Center and satellite locations. Admission free. Noon Jan. 19 concert with Leonard Foy and Purdue Jazz Band in Stewart's Loeb Playhouse. Free. Finale concert with guest saxophonist Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) and the Purdue Jazz Band, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Stewart's Loeb Playhouse. For ticket information call 765-494-0770.

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