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37th Annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival in Missoula

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If you enjoy Jazz music you have to attend the 37th annual UM Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival, going on today and tomorrow, March 16-17th at the UM School of Music. It will feature some of the best jazz artists and performers in the country.

This festival has become a Missoula tradition for decades, and this year there will be 49 different groups performing. Both tonight and tomorrow there will be awards given out to the ‘Best Section High School Big Band’, ‘Outstanding High School Soloists’, and many more awards.

There will also be daily performances throughout the UM campus at such locations as the Music Recital Hall, Dennison Theatre, and the Masquer Theatre (PARTV Center) and all are free to the public.

Both tonight and tomorrow the evening concerts will take place in the Dennison Theatre (all seating reserved) beginning at 7:30pm. You can purchase tickets here, or call 406-243-4581. Or to get more information on their Facebook page, click here.


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