Jazz marks Altoona's 65th anniversary

May 27, 2004

Jazz with a Pennsylvania twist will echo throughout the Penn State Altoona campus Saturday, June 5, as the college celebrates its 65th anniversary with an afternoon of free local jazz and two nationally renowned entertainers headlining the evening's festivities.

Grammy-award winning artists The Fairfield Four and Latino jazz performers Doc Gibbs and Picante perform at 8 p.m. on the Community Arts Center stage, following cocktails and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The evening's events conclude with a dessert reception with the artists following the concert.

The 65th anniversary celebration kicks off earlier in the day with an afternoon of concerts from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring local performers, including the Penn State Altoona "Almost" Alumni Jazz Band; a battle of high school jazz bands featuring Altoona, Hollidaysburg and Tyrone high achools; and the State College-based Arthur Goldstein Quartet. All afternoon concerts are free to the public.

Cost for the ticket-only dinner, evening concerts and artists' dessert reception is $75. All proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships and initiatives advanced by the Penn State Altoona Advisory Board. For more information or to reserve tickets,

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated March 19, 2009