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September 20, 2006

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Slip off your shoes, spread out a blanket and get ready to groove. The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music (MSM) will host an evening of jazz and dinner under the stars featuring the UH Jazz Ensemble and guitarist Michael Wheeler.

MSM’s “Jazz on the Lawn” concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the scenic courtyard next to Moores Opera House. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to Room 185 of MSM. With the purchase of a ticket, concert-goers will receive a free fajita meal that will be served at the show. Food will be available while supplies last. The event is open to the public.

“A festival atmosphere like this can be a lot fun for audiences,” said Noe Marmolejo, MSM’s director of jazz studies. “The setting will definitely be more relaxed, so we’ll perform selections that are upbeat and maybe a little funkier than usual.”

Selections to be performed include “Silver Celebration” by John Clayton, “Big Dipper” by Thad Jones, “Exactly Like This” by Tom Kubis and “Schmooze” by Al Kieger.

Featured guitarist Wheeler is an MSM instructor and has performed with a host of popular musicians including Charlie Pride, Andy Williams, Larry Gatlin, Robert Goulet and Willie Nelson, who produced his album “Indian Summer.”

Tickets for this concert are $10 and $5 for students and seniors. They will be available at the event. For more information, contact the Moores box office at 713-743-3313

WHAT: “Jazz on the Lawn” featuring the UH Jazz Ensemble and Michael Wheeler
WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27
WHERE: Courtyard next to Moores School of Music/Moores Opera House
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-4017
WHO: UH Moores School of Music

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