Dakota Jazz Collective is one of South Dakota's premier jazz ensembles. Formed in 2004 the ensemble continues to perform concert and festival dates throughout the region. DJC features the classic jazz quintet instrumentation of trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass and drums.

Their repertoire is a diverse mix of old and new, featuring several original arrangements by members of the band. Concerts include favorites form Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderly, Oliver Nelson, Neal Hefti, several from the American songbook, and contemporary jazz composers including Roy Hargrove, Cyrus Chestnut, Christian McBride, and Wynton Marsalis. You are sure to hear many familiar tunes during a DJC concert along with a few new jazz classics.

The members of the Dakota Jazz Collective are recognized as some of the finest jazz musicians and educators in the region. DJC has toured extensively throughout South Dakota as one of the featured ensembles on the South Dakota Arts Council's touring artist roster.

Technical requirements: Electrical power convenient to performance space, five music stands, sound system when available, ample stage/area lighting and a two-hour sound check and set-up time in the performance facility.

Fee structure: Performance $750 to $3,500, workshops ($750-1,500.00), masterclasses ($750 - 1,500.00). SDAC support up to 50%.

Contact: Jim Speirs
1733 N. Tahoe Trail, Sioux Falls, SD 57110
(605) 376-7764
e-mail: dakotajazz@mac.com
website: www.jazzsd.com

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