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James "Doc" Carlson is retiring this year. Carlson started Jazz Fest in 1979 at the University of Minnesota, Morris, and has directed jazz musicians at the university since 1978. The 31st annual Jazz Fest, April 2-4 on the UMM campus, features Robin Eubanks, Adam Rogers and Kenni Holmen. Photo courtesy UMM.

31st annual Jazz Fest set for April 2-4

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The renowned University of Minnesota, Morris jazz ensembles, along with three guest jazz artists, Morris campus Alumni Jazzers and more than 800 high school jazz musicians will combine to make the 31st annual Jazz Fest three days to remember.


All this jazz will take place on the campus April 2-4.

This year's Jazz Fest will mark the retirement of Dr. James "Doc" Carlson, who started Jazz Fest in 1979 and has directed student jazz musicians at Morris since fall 1978.

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