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U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band Visits Eastern

Written by Dwight Bachman

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Willimantic, Conn:  On Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium, the U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band brings its special brand of jazz, blues and New Orleans ragtime to Shafer Auditorium at Eastern Connecticut State University as part of the University's 11th Annual Arts and Lecture Series.

The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues and rags with a New Orleans flavor. The ensemble has entertained audiences across America, in the former Soviet Union, Japan, Taiwan and England. Notable venues include the open-air theater in Disney World; the Boardwalk in Atlantic City; the Galaxy Jazz Festival in Milwaukee; the Embarcadero in San Francisco; and Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Free admission, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat by calling (860) 465-0036 or emailing tickets@easternct.edu.

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