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27th Annual ISU Jazz Fest to present concerts Jan. 31, Feb. 1 featuring Idaho Collective Jazz Quartet

Posted January 27, 2014

The 27th annual Idaho State University Jazz Festival will present public concerts on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 featuring the Idaho Collective Jazz Quartet headed by Pocatello native and ISU alum Kyle Aho.
Josh Skinner
The free Jan. 31 concert is at 8:30 p.m. at Portneuf Valley Brewing in Pocatello and will feature the Idaho Collective Jazz Quartet.

The Jazz Fest finale concert is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. It will feature the ISU Jazz I Big Band with the Idaho Collective Jazz Quartet.

Ticket prices for the Feb.1 concert are $8 for adults, $6 for ISU faculty and staff, $4 for pre-college students and free to ISU students. Children under 6 years of age will not be admitted into concerts.The Idaho Collective Jazz Quartet is comprised of pianist Aho, Randy Hamm on saxophones, bassist Josh Skinner, and Idaho native Shane Lindsay on drums.

Hamm is a jazz faculty member at Missouri State University, and is a former member of the prestigious One O’clock Jazz Band at the University of North Texas. Skinner is a visiting jazz faculty member at Brigham Young University – Idaho, and a doctoral candidate in jazz performance at the University of Northern Colorado. Lindsay is a graduate of ISU, and has been a fixture in the popular jazz music scene in Southeast Idaho for the past two decades.

Shane Lindsay
Regional high school jazz bands from throughout Southeast Idaho will play in the Jazz Fest clinics Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Hall. Aho and the Idaho Collective Jazz Quartet will teach a one-hour clinic starting a 1 p.m. to the prep bands. All Feb. 1 daytime Jazz Fest activities are free and open to the public.

Participating high schools are Declo, Blackfoot, American Falls, Rigby, Century, Highland, Bonneville, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Burley.

For more information contact Patrick Brooks at 208-282-3147, or email at