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April 28: Jazz Ensembles and Contemporary Groups Spring Concert

Concert is at Halling Recital Hall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 4-20-2016

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Music will host a performance of the University jazz bands, Maverick Elision (pictured) and Maverick Fusion vocal groups, and instrumental combos on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for the Performing Arts.

Douglas Snapp, director of jazz studies, and undergraduate Adam Maurer direct the groups. This end of the academic school year concert will feature a variety of popular and contemporary music.

The Jazz Mavericks will perform Pat Methany’s "Minuano," a high energy Latin flavored piece along with Stevie Wonder’s "Superstition" and the Herbie Hancock fusion piece, "Chameleon."

Minnesota State Mankato’s Maverick Elision group will perform Carrie Underwood’s "Blown Away." Maverick Elision recently performed in the SingStrongDC vocal festival in Washington, D.C., April 1. Recognized as one of the top groups of the evening, the team received critiques from three professionals in the field, who talked about its great blend, outstanding soloists and fine choice of repertoire that highlighted the many talented vocalists in the group. The group also received a private coaching session with Broadway/television star-singer Diana Preisler and festival producer/a cappella star Jonathan Minkoff.

The vocal ensemble Maverick Fusion will perform Imagine Dragon’s "Radioactive" and David Guetta’s "Titanium."

Concert admission is $9 for community members and $7 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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