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For Immediate Release
February 7, 2009

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Jazz Day Gig Hits High Notes

Aaron Goldberg Trio Teaches and Entertains

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Press Release Photo President Halstead thanks Marc Iacona and his family for sponsoring Jazz Day.

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Press Release Photo Jamming with J.J. Kaufman, dance, and Carl Stabinau, Eastman School

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Press Release Photo Marc Iacona welcomes concert audience to Mainstage in the Tower Fine Arts Center.

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Press Release Photo Carl Davila (r),history, sits in during the master class session

Brockport -- For pianist Aaron Goldberg, drummer Ali Jackson, Jr., and bassist Omer Avital and the College at Brockport community, it was all about jazz on Friday, February 6. The trio of accomplished musicians met with students in the morning to talk about the roots of America’s unique contribution to music, then offered insights and playing tips during a master class in the afternoon, and finally dazzled a concert audience with a tight 90 minute set in the evening.

The College’s first Jazz Day was sponsored by the Marc and Ann Iacona family. Iacona, co-producer of the Rochester International Jazz Festival and president of Rochester-based Simcona Electronics Corporation, hopes that the event will become an annual day devoted to jazz education, instruction and performances.

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