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Jacobs School of Music to honor the catalog of Hoosier jazz legend



He went from Indiana to Broadway and now his music is coming back to Bloomington.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Jacobs School of Music will pay tribute to jazz great Cole Porter, one of Indiana’s most famous musicians, at the Musical Arts Center.

This “Jazz Celebration” is planned to be the inaugural concert of an annual series honoring musicians within the jazz genre.
Guest vocalist Sunny Wilkinson will join Tim Noble, IU distinguished professor of voice, and several Jacobs School student and faculty ensembles for the celebration. The performance will feature a big band, strings, the school’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, a jazz faculty combo, a student piano trio and the Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Porter was born in Peru, Ind., in 1891. His musical “Kiss Me, Kate” won the first Tony Award for “Best Musical” in 1948.

Student tickets for the show are $8 and reserved seating ranges from $10 to $25.

—Jeff LaFave

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