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Jennifer Holliday Headlines Jazz-N-Caz, Sept. 19-21 in Cazenovia

“Dreamgirls” star and Tribute to the Late Jack Maheu top this year’s lineup
Cazenovia, N.Y.  (Sept. 9, 2013)  Broadway sensation Jennifer Holliday headlines the 2013 AmeriCU Jazz-N-Caz, to be held Thursday, Sept. 19 through Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College. 
 
Join us for another great line-up of jazz and blues greats this year!  In addition to Jennifer Holliday, the 12th Annual Jazz-N-Caz lineup features Jeff Stockham & the Jazz Police; The Allan Harris Band; Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk; and Igor Butman & the Moscow Jazz Orchestra. 
 
A Special Tribute to the late Jack Maheu – one of the finest clarinetists in all of jazz and a member of the original Salt City Five –  will take place on Friday evening, Sept. 20, featuring Warren Chiasson on vibes, Danny D’ Imperio on drums, Ron Joseph on clarinet, and Linc Milliman on bass. 
 
According to Theatre Manager and Jazz-N-Caz Chair Colleen Prossner,  Maheu was the first hired musician at the inception of Jazz-N-Caz 12 years ago and went on to play four more years.
 
“Jack was an incredible musician who graced our stage but, more importantly, he was a dear friend to Cazenovia College,” said Prossner.  “We are grateful that he was able to share his talents with the College and community for so many years.”
 
The 2013 Jazz-N-Caz schedule is provided below or visit www.cazenovia.edu/jazz for complete event information.
 
Thursday, Sept. 19

7:30 p.m.
Kick Off Party at the Brae Loch Inn
Jeff Stockham & the Jazz Police
 
Friday, Sept. 20

7 p.m.
Jennifer Holliday - The original Broadway Dreamgirl
Catherine Cummings Theatre

8 p.m.
A Tribute to Jack Maheu
with Warren Chiasson, Danny D’Imperio,
Ron Joseph, Linc Milliman & guests
Catherine Cummings Theatre
 
9 p.m.
The Allan Harris Band
Catherine Cummings Theatre
 
10:30 p.m.
Jazz After Hours – Jam Session at the Lincklaen House /Seven Stone Steps
All musicians welcome
 
Saturday, Sept. 21
 
7:30 p.m.
Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk
Catherine Cummings Theatre
 
9 p.m.
Igor Butman & the Moscow Jazz Orchestra
Catherine Cummings Theatre
 
10:30 p.m.
Jazz After Hours – Jam Session at the Lincklaen House/Seven Stone Steps
All musicians welcome
 
 
The 2013 AmeriCU Jazz-N-Caz is free and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested at evening events that take place in the Catherine Cummings Theatre.  Visit www.cazenovia.edu/jazz for more information.
 
 
For event information contact Colleen Prossner, theatre manager, at 315-655-7238 or cprossner@cazenovia.edu.

The theatre is named in memory of Catherine Cummings, a 1925 alumna who had benefitted greatly by her opportunity to attend the College. Thanks to the Gorman Foundation of Sherrill, N.Y., the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College will provide a venue for cultural events such as plays and concerts, as well as meeting space for the College and the Village. 

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