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Red Jazz playing in Battle Lake Thursday

Published 6:03am Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated 8:04am Monday, July 14, 2014

The Lakes Area Community Center is bringing back the instrumental jazz quartet Red Jazz to Battle Lake at 7:30 p.m. July 17.

The group is well known in the Fergus Falls area and now to the community center’s “Come to the Lakes” summer concert series. The quartet began in January of 2010 as the members joined their talents and love of making music. The members of the four piece combo are Bob Perrier (music teacher / band director) on trumpet / flugel horn, Bill Engebretson (quality assurance analyst) on drums, Eric Boe (public defender) on bass, and Aimee Nordlund (teacher / piano instructor) on keyboard.

The group plays a variety of styles and familiar tunes that include light jazz, classic standards, bossa nova, bop and swing. A sampling of the band’s repertoire includes favorites like “How High the Moon” and “Come Fly With Me,” Miles Davis’ bop standards like “So What” and “Boplicity,” and songs from The Great American Song Book like “Stardust” and “Georgia on My Mind.” Aimee Nordlund, the combo’s pianist, will also sing a few crowd pleasers such as “Summertime” and “Fly Me To The Moon.” Red Jazz creates a relaxed atmosphere of easy listening with an emphasis on fun while playing recognizable songs.

There is no admission charge for the “Come to the Lakes” concert series. Free will donations help support the presence and programs of the center. The programs are offered every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. June through August through the sponsorship of local businesses. The programs conclude with a time for visiting over lemonade and homemade goodies.

The center’s lobby hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. It is located at 112 West Main in Battle Lake. For more information, visit, email or call 218-862-5222.

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