FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2007
College Jazz Ensemble Wins at Reno Jazz Festival
The College of the Canyons Jazz Ensemble won first place in the community college division at the 45th annual Reno Jazz Festival held at the University of Nevada, Reno from April 26 through 28. The largest jazz festival and competition of its kind in the western United States, last year's festival attracted more than 10,000 participants and guests from all over the nation.
"Our students represented us well and we received positive comments from all three nationally recognized adjudicators, our clinician, and many new friends and colleagues in attendance," said K.C. Manji, music director at College of the Canyons.
"This was our first appearance at the Reno Jazz Festival and it was a terrific experience for our students who listened and learned from other clinicians, bands, and performing artists," added Manji.
The award-winning COC Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual spring concert featuring pop tunes and jazz favorites at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at the COC Performing Arts Center.
For more information about the Jazz Ensemble or how to purchase tickets for the spring concert, please visit the college's website at www.canyons.edu.