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Wisconsin students enjoy an evening of music from the Jazz Lab Band

15 May, 2024
Wisconsin students enjoy an evening of music from the Jazz Lab Band

On the evening of May 2, 2024, the atmosphere at Perry Hall, UWO Fox Cities, was filled with an electrifying energy as music enthusiasts gathered to witness the Final Concert for Jazz Lab Band.

The collaboration between UWO Jazz Ensemble and Fox/Fondy Jazz Lab Band promised an evening of soulful melodies and rhythmic jazz that captivated the audience.

Led by the talented Professor Dr. Marc Sackman, director of UWO Fox and Fond du Lac campus, the Jazz Lab Band took the stage at 7:30 pm and embarked on a musical journey that left an indelible mark on everyone present. For one hour, the band transported the audience through a collective of diverse songs, showcasing their versatility and musical skills.

From smooth ballads to upbeat swing numbers, the Jazz Lab Band mesmerized the audience with their impeccable performance. Each band member had the chance to shine as they took turns showing their skills through captivating solos, showing years of dedication and hard work.

Among the attendees were Kings staff Stephanie and Tirtha, along with a group of supportive friends, who came together to cheer on their friend Zhanran “Ryan”. Their presence added to the togetherness and warmth of the evening, creating a sense of community and support for the performers.

As the final notes echoed through Perry Hall, there was a bittersweet realization that this would be the last performance of the Jazz Lab Band. The legacy of their music would linger on, but their presence would be dearly missed in the years to come. However, the memories created during their time together would serve as a testament to their talent and dedication.

The Final Concert for Jazz Lab Band was not just a culmination of months of rehearsals and performances; it was a celebration of music, friendship, and the transformative power of jazz. It was a reminder of the profound impact that music can have in bringing people together, transcending barriers, and creating lasting memories.

As the audience rose to their feet in a standing ovation, it was evident that the Jazz Lab Band had left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of witnessing their final performance. Though the curtains may have closed on this chapter, the spirit of jazz would continue to resonate in the halls of UWO Fox Cities, reminding us of the timeless beauty of music and the enduring bonds it creates.

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