MTHS to host JazzFest 2013 with NIU Jazz Ensemble and Guest Artist Lew Tabackin

METAMORA – JazzFest 2013 will take place at the Kenneth H. Maurer Performing Arts Center, Metamora Township High School, on Saturday, February 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are still available, $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and can be purchased at the high school main office or by contacting LuAnn Debolt at (309) 367-4151, extension 574, or

The Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ron Carter, has long been considered one of the best college jazz bands in the world. 

This year, NIU Jazz Ensemble brings to Metamora a special guest artist, Lew Tabackin. Tabackin is an artist of astonishing vision. His flute playing and distinctive tenor sax style show the full range of possibilities of his instruments, ultimately creating his own sound and aura.

The list of guest artists with whom the ensemble has performed includes Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Tito Puente and James Moody, just to name a few.

For additional information, you can also contact Christopher Render at (309) 367-4151 or