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Forum staff reports, Published January 29 2014

Jazz Festival to feature live-streamed concert

FARGO – The North Dakota State University School of Music welcomes jazz bassist Brian Torff as guest performer and adjudicator at the annual High School Invitational Jazz Festival Feb. 7-8.

Torff is a renowned bassist, composer, author and educator. He is a featured bass soloist performing in jazz festivals throughout the United States and is the musical director of the Django Reinhardt New York Festival. Additional guests include Larry McWilliams, trumpet, and David Milne, saxophone.

The festival will feature over 15 regional high school jazz ensembles that will work with the guest artists throughout the weekend and participate in a concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in Festival Concert Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students and seniors.

The concert will also be streamed live free of charge at http://new.livestream.com/NDSUPerformingArts/JazzFestival.