UToledo School of Visual and Performing Arts

Jazz Alive and Well in Toledo

(from an article by Rose Russell of the Toledo Blade – March 30, 2014)

UT Jazz Faculty Gunnar Mossblad and Norm Damschroder perform in Crystal's Lounge with the faculty group CrossCurrents

UT Jazz Faculty Gunnar Mossblad and Norm Damschroder perform in Crystal’s Lounge with the faculty group CrossCurrents. Photo by UT photographer Daniel Miller

A younger generation is also being drawn to the music.

The Toledo School for the Arts Urban Jazz Collective is renowned, while for nearly 40 years, Scott High School students have played jazz music from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on WXTS-FM 88.3.

And at the University of Toledo, “we have an active jazz scene,” with talented and professionally viable musicians, said Gunnar Mossblad, UT director of jazz studies and instructor…the beautiful thing about what’s going on in the schools is that we play music from a variety of eras,” Mossblad said.

Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Music-Theater-Dance/2014/03/30/Some-of-the-great-artists-clubs-have-come-and-gone-but-Jazz-still-thriving-in-Toledo.html#2tMHHfvV3mtcJrGa.99

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