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LCSC Jazz Band concert features award-winning student vocalist

The Lewis-Clark State College Jazz Band will perform a fall concert on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Silverthorne Theatre located in the LCSC Administration Building. The concert will include a variety of traditional and contemporary big band jazz, including selections from composers Sammy Nestico, Duke Ellington, John Williams, Tom Kubis, and Wayne Shorter.

New to the band this year is featured vocalist Sekayi Sumbureru, an LCSC student from Eagle, Idaho. While a student at ArtsWest she won vocal awards at the Hampton Jazz Festival, the Heritage Festival of California, the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival in Oregon, and the Next Generation Jazz Festival in California. In 2012 Sumbureru won the prestigious Downbeat Magazine High School Jazz Vocalist of the Year award. For the October 30 concert she will be performing standards such as "Route 66," "Blue Skies," and "I'm Beginning to See the Light."

The Jazz Band, under the direction of LCSC Professor Bill Perconti, is a nine-time winner at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. The band comprises membership from LCSC students and the community, performing at schools and community functions throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The Oct. 30 concert is free and open to the public. Of note is the change of venue, as traditionally the band’s concerts were held at LHS.

For more information please contact Bill Perconti at [email protected] or 208.792.2334