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Jazz program to celebrate 30th anniversary, May 7

The University's Concert Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble II and Wayne Shorter Ensemble will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the jazz ensemble program at Princeton at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The three groups, under the direction of Anthony D.J. Branker, will perform several compositions by Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. The program also will feature the world premiere of a commissioned work for big band by legendary saxophonist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, as well as compositions by several students in the jazz program.

Tickets are available through the Richardson box office at (609) 258-5000 or through University Ticketing.

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