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Jazz festival returns to Pleasant Hill.

Byline: Fred Crafts The Register-Guard

The bands Swing Shift, Group Therapy and Calamity Jazz and the vocal group Mainstream will headline the 29th annual Pleasant Hill Invitational Jazz Festival on Saturday at the Pleasant Hill schools complex, 36386 Highway 58.

The festival will draw some 90 high school big bands, instrumental combos and vocal jazz groups from throughout the state.

In addition, four guest concerts are scheduled.

The Eugene modern jazz quartet Group Therapy will play at 11:15 a.m. in the junior high gymnasium, and the traditional jazz band Calamity Jazz will play at 11:45 a.m. in the high school dining room.

Mainstream, a Clackamas Community College vocal group, will play at 12:30 p.m., and the big band Swing Shift at 4:30 p.m., both in the high school gymnasium.

The festival will conclude with the top two high school bands and vocal groups in several divisions competing for honors at 7 p.m., the bands in the junior high gym and the vocal groups in the high school gym.

Clinics will be conducted by Calamity Jazz, vocalist Dan Sachs, drummer Jim Douglas, trumpeter Tim Clarke, trombonist Ron Bertucci and saxophonist Carl Woideck.

Admission is by Festival Pass ($9, for all events), Finals Pass ($7, for finals competition only) or Day Pass ($5, for preliminary events only). Passes will be sold at the door.
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Title Annotation:Festivals
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Apr 16, 2004
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