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William B. Caruth, Jr. Memorial Jazz Festival & Concert, May 4 at BSC (w/photo)

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    Thursday, April 23 2009
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

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(Bluefield)--The Bluefield State College Jazz Ensemble will present its annual Spring Jazz Concert on Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Basic Science Auditorium on the BSC campus. The Jazz Ensemble is a unique combination of area musicians dedicated to the performance of the finest arrangements featuring the big band sound.

The day’s activities include a school band festival throughout the morning and afternoon on May 4, followed by the concert.  The combined event has been named the “William B. Caruth, Jr. Memorial Jazz Festival and Concert,” in honor of the late William B. Caruth, Jr. who directed the BSC Jazz Ensemble for many years, following the retirement of his father, William B. Caruth, Sr., who had directed the Jazz Ensemble since its inception.

This year’s guest artists include Starr Acheson (vocalist), Rick Simerly (trombone), Steve Alford (saxophone), and Dave Morgan (percussion/vocalist).

There is no admission charge, and the public is encouraged to attend.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting: bscjazz@gmail.com.