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Feb. 13: Blue Ox Jazz Babies to Perform

Performance is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Centennial Student Union's flex programming space in CSU's lower level.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Centennial Student Union Announcement, 2-12-2018

The Blue Ox Jazz Babies will perform Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Minnesota State University, Mankato from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union flex programming space on the CSU lower level.

The performance by the lively Southern Minnesota Dixieland band is free and open to the public.

The performance is part of the CSU’s ongoing Serendipity Music Series, a free mid-day, mid-week community program which spotlights Minnesota musicians and exposes University students to various genres of music.

The Blue Ox Jazz Babies was formed by the late legendary Minnesota banjo player, Lowell Schreyer. The band’s “New Orleans-tinted Dixieland” sound continues the family tradition with son Ted Schreyer anchoring the band on tuba while sister Debbie Schreyer Owens follows in her father’s footsteps with driving banjo rhythm. Other members performing Feb. 13 include Tom Owens on washboard and vocals and Jim Hayes on trombone.

This year’s traditional “Fat Tuesday” event in the CSU coincides with a new University tradition as the Student Events Team Initiates Snow Daze, a four-day festival Feb. 12-15 in and around the CSU that includes daytime karaoke, on-stage Rock Band, a food eating contest, a Family Feud-style game show and Snow Drop Bingo.

For more information, contact Lenny Koupal, Centennial Student Union communications coordinator, by phone at 507-389-6744 or by email at

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