FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia hosts free clinic and all ages show
featuring Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - October 21 at the Iowa City Yacht Club
Iowa City, IA. – The Iota Gamma Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at the University of Iowa presents a free clinic with the musicians of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Wednesday, October 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol Recital Hall on the first floor of the Old Capitol Mall on the University of Iowa campus. The Iowa City Yacht Club will then hold a unique 8:00 p.m. show that is open to all ages. Local talent Koplant No will kick off the evening performance.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early to get the best seats and meet the band before the free clinic at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the evening show will be available for $10 at the entrance to the Yacht Club, 13 South Linn St, Iowa City. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (JFJO) is a progressive quartet from Tulsa Oklahoma that brings their jazz approach to the different musical styles of today’s generations to clubs and festivals the world over. They specialize in infusing modern instrumentation and techniques with their jazz background, in order to create a direct relationship between what area music students learn in school and the music they listen to in their everyday lives. Experienced educators, JFJO still continues to take time to connect with and inspire local youth after 15 years of touring. No strangers to the Iowa City music scene, JFJO is a veteran of the main stage of the Iowa City Jazz Festival whose last trip to town in 2008 received an enthusiastic welcome from a full house.
Koplant No is comprised of local alumni of the University of Iowa’s Jazz programs. This forward-thinking ensemble incorporates elements of jazz, electronic music, and progressive rock into their modern sound. Their recent showing at the Iowa City Jazz Festival has garnered international attention for their work on the album: Complete Life.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men with an interest in music. The Fraternity has created over 200 active collegiate chapters and inducted more than 150,000 members since its founding in 1898, making it the largest and oldest secret society in music. The Iota Gamma Chapter at the University of Iowa is an active promoter of music and music education in the Iowa City region, embracing the spirit of Phi Mu Alpha’s purpose statement:
“The Object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater.”