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Concert explores 'What is Jazz?' Dec. 8

The Princeton University Jazz Ensembles will present "What is Jazz?" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The "jazz outreach" concert will include performances by the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble II, Horace Silver Ensemble and Fusion Ensemble, conducted by Anthony Branker '80.

Branker will provide commentary and address such questions as "What makes jazz 'Swing'?" "How do jazz musicians improvise?" and "What should you listen for in a jazz performance?" The concert will feature such styles as the blues, early jazz, swing, bebop, Latin jazz, free jazz and fusion.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for students with a University ID and $5 for children under 12. They may be purchased at the Alexander Hall box office, (609) 258-5000.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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