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Sounds from St. Olaf Digital Concert Series — Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Jazz at St. Olaf
May 10, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
While the St. Olaf College hilltop is quiet this spring, we are excited to bring the music of St. Olaf straight to your homes through our new digital concert series, Sounds from St. Olaf. Each week, we curate a program drawn from our extensive video archive of choral and instrumental performances. Watch new episodes each Sunday at 3:30 p.m. central time, and enjoy them later on demand.
Enjoy all things St. Olaf Jazz in this episode that pairs highlights from campus jazz concerts with Cubano Be, Cubano Bop, a vibrant, high-energy documentary about Jazz I’s tour to Cuba in 2016. Hear firsthand why Jazz I was awarded the prestigious national award for “Outstanding Performance by Large Undergraduate Jazz Ensemble” by DownBeat Magazine in 2019 and “Best Best Large Jazz Ensemble, Undergraduate College” by DownBeat 2011, and enjoy reflections and insights from jazz band director Dave Hagedorn on the eve of his retirement after building the jazz program at St. Olaf College since 1997.