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Jazz Impact and Mentor High School Jazz Band join for spring concert

Posted: May 2, 2019 | Updated: May 11, 2019

Lakeland’s Jazz Impact, an all-star high school music group, and Mentor High School’s Jazz Band will present “Celebrating the American Songbook” in a concert slated for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, on the college’s campus at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the college’s box office on the date of the concert or in advance by calling 440.525.7134 or online through

About the concert

Jazz Impact under the direction of Ed Michaels, and Mentor’s Jazz Band under the direction of Katherine Skoch, will spotlight many of the most enduring jazz classics. Compositions from jazz greats such as Tadd Dameron, Charlie Parker and Count Basie will be played in the program. The groups are uniting in this concert to honor The Great American Songbook, which refers to musical pieces that are an essential part of the repertoire of jazz musicians.

About the civic music programs

Lakeland Community College provides community members the opportunity to express and advance their talents by performing in four music groups: the Lakeland Civic Band, the Lakeland Civic Chorus, the Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra. The college also offers talented high school students Jazz Impact, an all-star high school music group.

For more information about the civic music groups and auditions, contact Jeri Lynn Pilarczyk in Lakeland’s Arts and Sciences Division at 440.525.7261 or email

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