A jazz performance played in a cabaret setting will be the feature July 28 at 7 pm, in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Ephraim.
The Birch Creek Ambassadors, a group of gifted young musicians will bring a variety of music and their amazing talent for an evening of enjoyment. Nationally-acclaimed faculty members Marty Robinson from UW-Oshkosh and Chris Madsen of Northwestern University will perform side-by-side with the students who range in age from 15 – 18 years old.
Their repertoire consists of jazz standards so this promises to be a wholly “American” musical experience but the musicians are from all different backgrounds. Over the course of the summer, 200 students and 90 faculty from across the nation and around the world converge on the rural Birch Creek campus east of Egg Harbor. The Ambassadors group is comprised of a saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums and guitar players.
They formed in 1999 to serve as Birch Creek’s goodwill ambassadors, acquainting residents and visitors with Birch Creek’s mission and programs, as well as bringing jazz to numerous venues throughout Door County. At the same time, these promising young musicians are offered the opportunity to experience the real life of a professional musician, thus fulfilling Birch Creek’s mission.
The UU Fellowship, located at 10341 Hwy. 42, in Ephraim, has hosted the Ambassadors each summer for many years. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and students are free – refreshments are included. For more information, call 920.854.7559 or visit www.uufdc.org.