S.D. Jazz Festival Concert set for Jan. 19 at Northern State University

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – The South Dakota Jazz Festival Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center.

The concert will feature performances by the Two O’Clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Grant Manhart. Guest artists will include Ron Parker, piano, and other local talent.

Featured guest artist will be Summer Camargo, a trumpet student at The Juilliard School and Jerome Greene Fellowship recipient. Originally from Hollywood, Florida, Camargo recently won first place in the International Trumpet Guild’s Ryan Anthony Trumpet Memorial Competition, recorded her debut album, and joined The Saturday Night Live House Band on NBC.

Camargo is the only “triple crown” winner in the history of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Festival, when in 2018, she won the Ella Fitzgerald Best Soloist award; the J. Douglas White Student Composition Contest; and her high school, Dillard Center for the Arts, took first place overall at the festival.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Jazz Festival concert will be available at the door. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. NSU students are admitted for free with student ID. The concert is also an Aberdeen Community Concert for those who have purchased tickets to the concert series.

For more information, please contact Manhart at Grant.Manhart@northern.edu.