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Jazz Band Concert Entertains Audiences on Clinton Brick Streets

MC Jazz Band

Fans of American jazz legends like Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Count Basie stretch across the globe.

Central Mississippi is also home to jazz lovers. They are in for a real treat in Clinton on April 13. The Mississippi College Jazz Band will play some of their favorite selection at a free concert on the city’s Brick Streets.

The event in front of the 303 Jefferson restaurant begins that Friday evening at 6 p.m. Patrons are asked to bring their chairs and enjoy the music in the city’s historic business district.

It promises to be more than a wonderful night outstanding jazz. It’s also a wonderful MC Music Department event to invite friends for dinner at one of Clinton’s terrific downtown eateries.

Wayne Linehan serves as the conductor of the 18-member MC Jazz Band.

The musicians include trumpet players like MC students Christopher Guilotte of Pearl, Brian Rogers of Columbia and Anastasia Crout of Lake.

Trombonists include MC students Matthew Knight of Florence, Josh Waldbieser of Cleveland and Ann Marie Marshal of Prattville, Alabama. Members of the rhythm section are Chandler Noel of Clinton, Austin Toler of Madison and Scott Dunaway of Ocean Springs.

Saxaphone players include students Isaac Tan of Malaysia, Ian Wilson of Eads, Tennessee and John Janikowski of Ocean Springs.

Director of Bands Craig Young says it should be an entertaining Spring evening with the band to showcase Swing Era selections from the 1930s and 1940s.

The Mississippi College band will perform numbers made famous by such legendary American jazz artists as Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Bennie Moten and George Gershwin.

For more concert information, contact Dottie Serio of the Music Department at 601-925-3440 or