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Warm your soul at JazzNIC 2024

| February 2, 2024 1:00 AM

The North Idaho College Music Department is issuing an open invitation to JazzNIC 2024.

The annual event features a series of jazz clinics with area middle school and high school students, who will spend Monday working with experts in the field of music. This year’s event will culminate with a free and open-to-the-public Jazz Ensemble concert with special guest artists and clinicians at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s Coeur d’Alene campus.

“The clinics are a wonderful chance for our local students to learn jazz, a truly American art form,” said NIC Music Professor and JazzNIC Director Terry Jones. “Jazz needs to be experienced and can’t really be learned through books. The jazz clinics are designed to give the students firsthand experiences and opportunities to learn from some of the Northwest’s best.” 

The pinnacle of the festival will be the Tuesday evening concert, Jones said. The concert will open with a Chris Walden piece, “Winter Games.”

“This piece is sure to warm you up and get your blood moving,” Jones said.

Among the artists and clinicians taking part in the event are Gary Gemberling, Al Gemberling and Dan Bukvich.