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MACA's Integrity Jazz Festival moves to Minot State

The Minot Area Council of the Arts promises an exciting lineup for the seventh annual Integrity Jazz Festival Saturday (June 28) in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, 1-8 p.m.  Cab Jivers, led by the grandson of the famous Cab Calloway, Christopher Calloway Brooks, will headline the event. Bouncing and swaying to the irresistible rhythm, the whole audience will be singing “Hi-de-ho!” as Brooks emulates Cab Calloway. Thrusting his baton into the air and wearing a Zoot Suit, the entertainer will jump, twirl and signal to the band to begin another joyous chorus.

“We are excited to host our event at Minot State University. MSU has been a great help given our uncertain North Dakota weather,” said Terri Aldrich, MACA executive director. “Music lovers can settle in for nonstop entertainment. The family-friendly atmosphere includes artists and artisans, prizes, food and great jazz!”

The Integrity Jazz Festival will feature the San Diego’s Danny Green TrioThe trio’s style showcases a brilliant blend of Brazilian Latin and Classical elements. The Clearwater Hot Club Band, from Minnesota, takes their inspiration from Gypsy Jazz and swing. An appearance by local favorite Dakota Dixie and a youth spotlight steered by Micah Holmen, MSU student, will round out the day at the university. A jam session at Sevens Restaurant at 9 p.m., will cap off the festivities. The session is free with festival wristband.   

Food vendors will be stationed outside of Old Main. Artists will be in the McFarland Gallery. Tickets for the Integrity Jazz Festival are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. They are available at MACA (3 Main Street South, Suite 2) or Visit Minot (1020 South Broadway), by calling 852-2787 or visiting


Published: 06/26/14

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