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Jazz Combos Working Hard for Spring Performance

LOGAN — Utah State University’s Department of Music presents the spring Jazz Combos concert on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Caine Performance Hall on the Logan campus.

Combos are coached by Caine College of the Arts music department faculty Max Matzen, Josh Skinner and Corey Christiansen.

“This is the first time since I have taken over Combo II that we’ve dedicated the entire semester to the study of one specific musician,” Matzen said. “Thelonious Monk repertoire is great for the students since it is both standard and the quirkiness of it appeals to their musical personalities.”

Skinner said those in attendance will have an opportunity to hear the results of hours of study and practice. Students will improvise and create music based on jazz standards.

Tickets are $10 adults, $8 youth and seniors, $5 USU faculty and staff and free for USU students with ID. For more information, visit the CCA Box Office in room L101 of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or at the Caine College’s website (



Writer: Whitney Schulte, CCA Production Services, for USU Public Relations and Marketing;