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WI-JEN Valentine’s Day Dance

WI-JEN Valentine’s Day Dance

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Sarah Steed   If you are struggling to find date ideas for Valentine’s Day, Wisconsin Jazz Education Network’s Valentine’s Day swing dance could spice up the holiday. Senior WI-JEN band member Anna Molloy said she encourages everyone to...

Jazz reading band set to take stage

Jazz reading band set to take stage

October 1, 2013

By Elise McArdle   “A jazz reading band is a great opportunity for beginning jazz musicians, advanced jazz musicians, anyone who wants to play, to get together in a big band setting. It’s a great way to get involved with playing jazz,” senior Vinny Sauer said. Sauer is a member of...

Reading band aims to expand campus jazz scene

October 2, 2012

  For the past five years, WI- JEN, a network in Wisconsin based on jazz education, and SEAL have sponsored a Jazz Reading Band, which is an event where students are invited to listen to and participate in performances. SEAL Manager Katelyn Wurtz said this event is held three times every semester. The next Jazz Reading Band will be held from 9 to 11 p.m...

Jazz organization hosts swing dance lessons

October 16, 2011

The student organization Wi-Jen (Wisconsin Chapter of Jazz Educators Network) is holding a swing dance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the UC Ballroom. Senior Nicole Heling is the president of the organization. “Wi-Jen is an organization that wants to stress the importance of jazz education, not only...

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