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OnStage at Connecticut College hosts Grammy-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Nov. 6

NEW LONDON, Conn. - OnStage at Connecticut College is proud to host the Grammy-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in John C. Evans Hall. The 16-member jazz orchestra features the nation's foremost jazz performers, composers and arrangers, including John Mosca and Dick Oatts. The group's talent and unique blend of musical arrangements has earned it world acclaim. After performing together for 37 years, the group won its first Grammy in 2004. Five years later, the group won a second Grammy for the best large jazz ensemble and earned a Grammy nomination for its latest album, "Monday Night at The Village Vanguard."

Gary Giddins, an acclaimed jazz critic for The New Yorker, said of the group, "There probably isn't a big band in the country that can rival the bullish precision of this one. Not only is the clockwork impeccable, but it takes risks, commissions new pieces and has exceptional soloists in every section."

Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $11 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (860) 439-ARTS. OnStage at Connecticut College is presented with support from Citizens Bank, Chubb Federal Insurance Company, The Day and Charter Oak Credit Union.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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October 26, 2009