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10th February 2010

An Exeter jazz extravaganza!

The Ken Colyer Legacy New Orleans Jazz Band came to Exeter College at the start of the Turl Street Arts Festival, on February 13th. The Arts Festival is jointly run by Jesus, Lincoln and Exeter. The day began with a parade around the quads of the three colleges, (pictured) with Lord Krebs, the Principal of Jesus, joining the procession and Michael Dunne, a second year mathematician and trumpet player, carrying the banner.

After lunch, the musicians held an improvisation workshop to hone the jazz skills of some of the College’s fine classical musicians. In the evening, these student musicians played along with the band at a concert in Hall. You can watch a short video from the evening, featuring the band and College musicians playing When the Saints Go Marching In, on YouTube.

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