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Host Jeff Haas (photo credit: Raffi Appel)

IPR and Chateau Chantal proudly present the very first LIVE broadcast of Jazz Connections, at Chateau Chantal Vineyard, Winery and B&B on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City:


Jazz Connections LIVE!

Sunday, September 20, 2009
5pm: Wine tasting with matched edibles
6 - 7pm: Jazz Connections LIVE with host Jeff Haas

Tickets: $25 general admission, $100 patron seating
To purchase tickets, visit TREATickets.com or call 800.836.0717

Proceeds benefit Building Bridges with Music

For the past year, the weekly Jazz Connections radio program has been captivating listeners throughout northern Michigan with an eclectic blend of jazz, blues, classic rock, folk, classical and world music. Hosted by acclaimed musician, composer and educator Jeff Haas, the show offers an hour of music that might include Duke Ellington, Bob Dylan, Franz Josef Haydn, Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Toumani Diabaté, Igor Stravinsky and B.B. King … with engaging commentary that makes the musical journey even more meaningful and entertaining.

The theme for the September 20th live broadcast is “Promoting Peace through the Universal Language of Music.” The broadcast will include live music by the Jeff Haas Trio with flutists Nancy Stagnitta and Laurie Sears and cellist Crispin Campbell. All proceeds will benefit the Michigan nonprofit Building Bridges with Music.

Founded by Jeff Haas, Building Bridges with Music is an innovative approach to diversity that fosters open-mindedness, acceptance and peace through the universal language of music. The program uses Jeff’s original blend of jazz, classical and ethnic music as a springboard for interactive discussion promoting awareness and understanding about people from different cultures, races and identities, or just folks who are different! Since 1994, Jeff and his multi-cultural ensemble of world-class musicians have conducted 500 Diversity Workshops for more than 45,000 K-12 public school students throughout Michigan and beyond. Countless letters from participating students and teachers speak to the effectiveness of the program and the joy experienced by all involved. To learn more about Building Bridges with Music, contact buildingbridgeswithmusic@gmail.com.

Jazz Connections airs Sundays at 6pm and Thursdays at 10pm on IPR Music Radio.

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